PÖFF : 2020 : BNFF

Better Days

Local title
Paremad päevad
Original title
Shao nian de ni
Director
Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang
Country
Hong Kong, China
Year
2019
Festival
Tartuff
Programme
Town Hall Square Film Programme

Seventeen-year-old Nian is the subject of cruel bullying at high school when she meets Bei, a tough street kid. The two teenagers find a kindred spirit in each other that gradually rises above love, forming a world of their own. But the cocoon is crushed when they are being dragged into a teenage girl murder case as prime suspects.

An emotional roller coaster that is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time, the China coming-of-age movie offers thought-provoking insights into the intense competition faced by nearly 10 million teenagers every year who sit for the National College Entrance Examination and national issues of school bullying. If you are one amongst 10 million to secure a promising future with a topnotch college passport, would you kill to do it?

Director
Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang
Screenwriter
Wing-Sum Lam, Yuan Li, Yimeng Xu
Cast
Dongyu Zhou, Jackson Yee
Producer
Jojo Yuet-chun Hui
DoP
Jing Pin Yu
Composer
Varqa Buehrer
Editor
Yibo Zhang
Production
Shooting Pictures, Goodfellas Pictures
Runtime
Language
Chinese
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