With this mellow, understated but very effective feature, debut director Norris Wong steps into the forefront of Hong Kong filmmaking. Stephy Tang plays Fong, a woman drifting through life; she works in a bridal shop in the neighbourhood that gives the film its name, and has been going out with Edward (Chu Pak Hong) for years. When he pops the question, Fong finds herself in a dilemma. For one thing, Edward isn’t exactly prime marriage material: he’s rough around the edges, and a bit of a mama’s boy. Then there’s the inconvenient fact that she’s already joined in matrimony to mainlander Yang (Jin Kaijie), even if that marriage is a sham…
Engaging, droll, and realistic, My Prince Edward is a film that, with its focus on freedom versus conformity, romantic ambivalence, and general existential confusion, speaks to many common conditions in today’s world. The lead actors are superb, especially Tang, and Wong proves herself a master at conjuring relatable situations, scene for scene and over the course of her delightful film.
"Stephy Tang cements her place as one of the leading Hong Kong actresses of her generation… nuanced yet unsentimental." - Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post
Best New Director, Hong Kong 20
Norris Yee-lam Wong
Stephy Tang, Chu Pak Hong, Paw Hee-Ching, Jin Kaijie
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Norris Wong is a Hong Kong-based writer-director who graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with an MFA in Film, TV and Digital Media. After graduating, Wong worked as a screenwriter at a television network and eventually joined the writer’s room for the TV series Margaret and David Green Bean (2016) and The Gutter (2020). Wong’s own short films include Fall (2013) and From Here to There (2012). My Prince Edward is her first feature film.