• Country/Area of ProductionHong Kong China
  • Language of DialogueCantonese, Mandarin
  • Runtime101 min
  • DirectorAnn HUI
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerKen HUI
From Boat People to Our Time Will Come, from family struggles to anti-Japanese history, Venice Career Golden Lion-winning auteur Ann Hui finally films a topic she holds most dear–poetry. Through her personal encounters with some of Hong Kong’s most notable poets, including Yam Gong, Wai Yuen, Chan Chi Tak, Deng Ah Lam, York Ma, Xi Xi and Leung Ping Kwan. Hui shows the topography of contemporary poetry on and of the city. Two poles of reality, the unrestrained Huang Can-ran and the cosmopolitan Liu Wai-tong, are juxtaposed to reveal two distinctively different personalities, ideals, and ways of life. Seeing the late Xi Xi recite her own poem about the old Kai Tak Airport is a deeply heart-warming moment.