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Courtesy of Hibiscus Films


Floating Life

Sunday, Aug 14 at 4:00 PM

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Clara Law. 1996, 96 mins. DCP. With Cecilia Fung-Sing Lee, Edwin Pang, Annie Yip, Annette Shun Wah, Anthony Wong. Against the backdrop of the impending Hong Kong handover, a middle-aged HK couple and their two sons move to Australia to make a new life and to be with their grown daughter, who’s already fully assimilated there as a businesswoman. Another adult daughter, now living in Germany, decides to join them. Part fish-out-of-water comedy, part family melodrama, this warm-hearted, hilarious, and sharply observed depiction of the Chinese diaspora was Law’s first film (written with her recurring collaborator Eddie Fong) made in her newly adopted home country after a highly successful career in Hong Kong.

Presented in association with the National Film and Sound Archive’s digital restoration program – NFSA Restores: Reviving our cinema icons.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.