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My Prince Edward

Vancity Theatre Screening | Gateway

Fong works in a bridal shop, and everyone she knows, but especially her longtime boyfriend’s mother, seems to think she should be tying the knot. There are a couple of problems with this scenario: the first is that her beau, Edward, doesn’t exactly set her heart aflame. He’s a bit of a slob and definitely a momma’s boy. Then there’s the inconvenient fact that Fong is already married. Sure, it was purely a business transaction and nearly a decade ago now, but while the marriage was supposed to have been annulled, apparently it never was. Fortunately (or not) shortly after Edward has proposed, Fong and her mainlander husband, Yang, cross paths again…

With this mellow, understated but very effective feature, debut director Norris Wong steps into the forefront of Hong Kong filmmaking. Engaging, droll, and more authentic than your run of the mill rom-com, 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 emerging star Stephy 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." - Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post

Director Icon Director
Norris Yee-lam Wong

 
Cast
Stephy Tang, Chu Pak Hong, Paw Hee-Ching, Jin Kaijie
Source Cheng Cheng Films 
Hong Kong 2020 88 min. 19+ Official Website

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