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In Broad Daylight

白日之下

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Canadian Premiere

Based on actual events, Lawrence Kan’s film stars Jennifer Yu as a journalist investigating abuse in a Hong Kong care home. Kay (Yu) is a determined but cynical protagonist: years of reporting have honed her instincts and worn down her idealism. Posing as a senile resident’s relative, she gathers evidence of fraud, falsification, neglect, beatings, and more at the private care facility; the victims include not only the elderly but also youths with physical and mental disabilities. In Broad Daylight is a work of righteous anger—and, like any good moralist, Kan is brave enough to tackle the harder questions along with the clear outrages. As the story progresses, the web of guilt widens to encompass not only the care home’s owners and staff but also government bureaucracy; the criminal justice system; the media establishment; and, ultimately, the citizenry itself. This is a film without scapegoats, without cop-outs, without easy answers; on top of vivid characters, strong dramatic momentum, and powerful empathy, it offers a resounding moral challenge to us all.

 

October 5 & 7: Q&A with director Lawrence Kan

 

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Director
Cast

David Chiang, Jennifer Yu, Bowie Lam, Leung Chung Hang, Chan Charm Man Peter

Credits
Country of Origin

Hong Kong

Year

2023

Series

Panorama

Language

In Cantonese with English subtitles

Film Contact
18+
106 min
Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

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Credits

Executive Producer

Lee Yee man, Li Chung Wa

Producer

Derek yee

Screenwriter

Lawrence Kan, Fung Li, Tong Chui Ping

Cinematography

Meteor Cheung

Editor

Lo Wai Lun

Production Design

Albert Poon

Original Music

Wan Pin Chu

Director

Lawrence Kan headshot

Lawrence Kan

Lawrence Kan graduated from Vancouver Film School. His first film, When C Goes with G7 (2013), was selected for the “Hong Kong First” section of Hong Kong Asian Film Festival in 2013. In 2021, he directed his first TV series In Geek We Trust, whose lead actors were nominated for Best Rising Star and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. At Busan International Film Festival’s Asia Contents Award.

Filmography: When C Goes With G7 (2013)

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