Qiu yue

Synopsis: Twentysomething Japanese tourist, Tokio, comes to Hong Kong looking for good cusine. He does all that the tourist is expected to do, but is disappointed with the food so far. By chance, he meets 15-year-old Pui Wai. She's been left behind with her eighty-year-old Granny, her parents too busy with their immigration problems in Canada. Differences in culture, language and age serve as no barrier, as Tokio finds a soulmate in Granny, Hong Kong cook extraordinate. He discovers the secret to Granny's cooking and learns that she's known all along that her family will not be taking her to Canada when they leave.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Clara Law
  1 win & 4 nominations.
108 min


You got married, didn't you?

I'm sorry.

It was another girl's sister.

I'm divorced.

You remembered correctly.

I'm sorry.


Did I give you my card?

I don't remember.

Oh. I've given them all away.

I'm with a Japanese news agency

in the building where we met today.

The telephone number is 386-8195.


Hey, will you have dinner with me?

I don't mind.

Oh, I must make a call. Just a moment.

I don't have time.

- Sorry.

- Don't worry.

Shall we meet for lunch tomorrow?

Can I call you?


Never mind. Forget it.

Tomorrow, at the same place, at 12:30.

Is that all right?

Fine by me.

I must go now. Bye.


I don't usually suffer from insomnia.

On a winter's day when I was five,

at the funeral parlor,

Dad told me to look at Grandpa.

He told me to look at him for the last time.

Until then I didn't even know

what a coffin was.

Grandpa was lying in a box.

I wanted to pinch his nose

but Grandma came over and embraced me.

She told me Grandpa was dead.

When I asked what that meant,

Grandma cried

and held me tightly.

Why aren't you in bed yet, Grandma?

I'll go to sleep when the opera is over.

I couldn't sleep at all that night.

I was very scared.

I was afraid Grandma would die.

Why did you skip school?

Did you know you could be expelled?

I wasn't in the mood.

Your School Leaving's next year. Buck up.

It could affect your entire future.

For you.

I may not know you very well,

but I hate to see you waste your future.

Do you understand?

Can we walk to school together tomorrow?

Look! There's a dragonfly!

Help yourself. Eat more.

You're so skinny, like a monkey.


What did you say your name was?

She asked you your name.

Help yourself.

Eat more food.

Thin as a rake!

Have another bowl of rice.

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