BIG BLUE LAKE

Hong Kong Arts Centre’s First Feature Film Production 

The second full-length film by emerging indie director Tsang Tsui Shan, BIG BLUE LAKE is funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council; it also marks the first feature film produced by the Hong Kong Arts Centre, which has assisted Tsang – a former award winner at ifva – in the production and promotion of this new work. Set in Ho Chung Village, Sai Kung, BIG BLUE LAKE borrows the long history of its location to exquisitely and lightheartedly portrays the transience of people and places, while highlighting the permanence of love and family.

BIG BLUE LAKE
Hong Kong | 2011 | Colour | 98 minutes | In Cantonese with Chinese & English Subtitles
Director: Tsang Tsui Shan
Cast: Leila Kong, Lawrence Chou, Amy Chum, Angi Au
Special Cast: Joman Chiang, Lillian Ho
Guest Actor: Tony Hung, Siuman Ko, Philip Ng
Executive Producer: Connie Lam
Producer: Teresa Kwong, Rita Hui
Associated Producer: Nelson Leong
Scriptwriter: Tsang Tsui Shan, Luk Bo Bo
Cinematographer: Yau Chung Yip
Editor: Kattie Fan
Original Score: Shigeno Masamichi

Official Selection
30th Vancouver International Film Festival, 2011
36th Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2011
8th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, 2011
22nd Stockholm International Film Festival, 2011
7th Osaka Asian Film Festival, 2012

Awards
Best New Director, Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild Awards, 2011
Nominated New Talent Awards, 8th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, 2011
Films of Merit, 18th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, 2011
Best New Director, 31st Hong Kong Film Academy Awards, 2011

Synopsis
Set in a realistic world, the film is a story of love, family, and the changes that transpire in people and places. The film borrows the long history of its location to tell a story that is at once realistic and dreamlike. Charting the soul-searching journey of its two protagonists, Cheung Lai Yee (Leila Kong) and Lin Jin (Lawrence Chou), to the BIG BLUE LAKE entrenched in their memories, the film exquisitely and lightheartedly portrays the transience of people and places, while highlighting the permanence of love and family. The two characters have done things they regret, but they finally find the strength to let go of the past and start anew.


What's On
Exhibition
4/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre  
2022.05.25 - 2027.05.27
Others
Cho Yiu Chuen 
2022.11.01 - 2024.11.30
Screening
Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
2023.05.06 - 2023.07.23
Venue Hirer Event