IMDB rating: 6.9/10 (264 votes)
Directed by: Johnnie To
Starring: Simon Yam, Kelly Lin, Lam Ka-tung, Lam Suet, Kate Tsui
BiEN released the the drama Sparrow (Man jeuk) lastnight, one of the many Asian films that were released. This one looks good, I am def. going to grab this and give it a watch. Everywhere it says it is a drama, but the trailer makes it look like it might be a comedy. Either way, I think I’ll give this a go. I included the subs as well.
SPARROW is a love letter to Hong Kong, which is finding its arteries increasingly clogged with Starbucks and bank branches, while its charm is bulldozed to make way for more steel and glass luxury condominiums. Celebrating the city’s cha chaan tengs, its trams, its ladder streets and even its uniquely noisy “Walk/Don’t Walk” signs, SPARROW will resonate with every New Yorker who’s seen a favorite local business replaced by a Chase Manhattan ATM. In the tough summer months when the sun is frying your brain, SPARROW is like a gentle spring breeze that’ll leave you refreshed and feeling like your soul has just been dipped into a giant, sparkling glass of cool, bubbly champagne.