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

I'm 15 years old.

I've only just found out

that the cold weather doesn't

start right after summer.

Autumn is in between.

Mom told me that autumn

in Canada is beautiful.

All the leaves turn gold.

I don't really believe her.

A university there would even

accept my stupid brother.

He's like a kindergarten kid who wants

Mom and Dad to tag along.

Give me a hand, son.

Today is August 31.

It's the same in Tokyo.

The weather's fine, but the sky is overcast.

It's 30 degrees Celsius.

And in Tokyo...

Was it Fahrenheit or Celsius?

I don't remember that anymore,

so I don't know which is hotter.

The humidity is 93%.

No wonder tears come easily.

Girls in Hong Kong

have the same long hair as girls in Tokyo.

I wonder which lasts longer,

a first love in Hong Kong or Tokyo.

I wonder what I'll be like when I'm 20.

Will I be married by then?

By that time, I guess I'll be driving.

I won't be smoking, though. It stinks.

Will I have any friends?

In the last two years,

most of them emigrated.

Cherry will leave for Australia tomorrow.

It will be my turn next year.

By the time I'm 20,

we could all be married to foreigners.

Would you excuse us, Grandma?

You're blocking our view.

You won't catch any fish here.

There's only small fry.

This small.

The size of this room is 200 square feet.

It's on the 15th floor,

135 feet above the ground.

It costs 200 Hong Kong dollars.

I've rented it for three weeks.

It took me 1 hour and 20 minutes

of bargaining.

That's my mineral water.

A camera.

I bought it today.

It cost me 680 Hong Kong dollars.

This room is well located.

It's close to the subway, discos and bars.

I can find girls easily too.

My new underpants.

They cost me 53 Hong Kong dollars.

That's me.

Good. She didn't use my toothbrush.

How do I put it?

Is trapped.



Looks awful.

He's not very bright!

I won't tell you.

I understand.

What a wimp!

- Pui Wai?

- Yes, I'm home.

Someone from your school

was looking for you.

Or maybe they were looking for

your brother.

That's very devoted of you.

You shouldn't light the incense

from the gas.

I can't find the matches.

Thank you, Grandma.

When your father returns,

ask him to have the phone fixed.

The line's very bad.

Please help yourself.

Eat more.

Don't try to diet like your mother.

Plump girls are always more lovable.

That's too much for me.

Have it.

Be a good girl.

I'm full.

Eat it.

What's he talking about?


This is the face of a girl in love.

What are you doing?

Let's have a look.

How did you do that? Amazing!

I said wait!

A nice bottom doesn't promise

a pretty face.

A pair of good legs

doesn't promise full breasts.

A sexy woman doesn't always

promise good sex.

A passionate night doesn't

promise a fresh morning.

You don't necessarily catch AIDS

from having sex once.

Catching AIDS doesn't mean you'll die.

No, that's not it.

One day you'll die.

You will die whether at 30 or 130.

So-called "nothingness."

What a coincidence!

- You look well.

- Long time no see!

You haven't changed at all.

Neither have you.

- I didn't know you were here.

- Neither did I.

It's been so long.

- You haven't changed.

- You look well.

- Sit down.

- But...

- Please.

- But...

- Please, have a seat.

- May I?

Are you traveling?


- You too?

- Well, sort of.

It's been ten years.

About you and Miyo, I mean.

About my little sister. Don't you remember?

I'd forgotten. Miyo was your sister's name.

Wasn't she your first love?

How could you forget?

Was it?

So it was.

I thought you were another girl's sister.

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