AWFF - Better Days (1/17) - 2021 Oscar Submission from Hong Kong

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1st Screening of 2021 Oscar Submission from Hong Kong - Better Days Date: January 17, 2021

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AWFF is proud to present its official selection of 2021 Asian Oscar and Golden Globe submissions for Best International Feature Film and Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language respectively. The Festival aims to promote all films through AWFF online screenings, panels, events and social media platforms, in order to assist the filmmakers in their campaign for award success.

Better Days (Hong Kong)

This Eventbrite Link is specifically for the 1st Screening of the film

Date: January 17, 2021

for the 2nd Screening of the film: https://awff-better-days-2.eventbrite.com

Time: Once you get your ticket, you can watch it anytime you want during this time frame.

Where: Asiania

Note: The screening is for Worldwide. Please use your computers or laptops for the best viewing quality.

*Once you get your tickets, you'll receive your tickets in your inbox sent from both Eventbrite and AiKhun Entertainment. Please check your inbox for those emails. Your unique screening link will be sent to you.

Join us for the Q&A with the Director on January 17: (TBD)

 Genre: Crime, Drama, Family

 Duration: 135 minutes

 Director: Derek Tsang

 Language(s): Mandarin

 Subtitles: English

 Producer: Yuet-Jan Hui

 Screenwriter: Wing-Sum Lam, Yuan Li, Yimeng Xu, Jiuyue Xi

 Cinematographer: Jing-Pin Yu

 Editor: Yibo Zhang

 Principal Cast: Dongyu Zhou, Jackson Yee


Nian finds her life at a standstill when faced by relentless bullying from her peers as she prepares for her college entrance exam. Fate brings her together with small-time criminal Bei, but before they can retreat into a world of their own, both are dragged into the middle of a murder investigation that will change their lives forever. In this dramatic thriller, Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang paints a bleak picture of an oppressive society, in the guise of a gripping fairy-tale love story, exposing the dark world of bullying and societal pressures of achievement facing today’s youth.


About Asia Society Southern California:

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

Established in Los Angeles in 1985, Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) is ideally situated at the gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. ASSC has played a pivotal role through creative programs and activities in increasing shared knowledge, enhancing dialogue and furthering cultural exchanges transcending regional boundaries.

As part of the global Asia Society, which was founded more than 60 years ago in New York City, ASSC has launched many creative initiatives and programs addressing current issues of importance across the fields of the arts, culture, policy, business and education.


About Asian World Film Festival:

The Festival is unique in that it predominantly screens international films from Asia submitted for the Academy Awards® and Golden Globes®

The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), now in its fifth year, brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of Filmmakers and strengthen ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. Uniting through cross-cultural collaboration, the Festival champions films from more than 50 countries across Asia, spanning from Turkey to Japan and from Russia to India. This festival is unique in its concept as it predominantly screens films from countries within the Asian Continent that have been submitted to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and to the Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film.


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