A Slice of Hong Kong Life
Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan’s new film features a large ensemble cast, all the action takes place aboard a bus, and it runs just 13 minutes.
The film—appropriately titled “13 Minutes in the Lives of …”—is one of four short films that comprise “Quattro Hong Kong 2,” one of the two opening-night features at this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival, which kicks off Sunday and runs through April 5.
Mr. Kwan is among a quartet of prominent Asian directors who contributed to “Quattro,” along with Apichatpong Weerasethakul from Thailand, Brillante Mendoza from the Philippines and Malaysia’s Ho Yu-hang.
The four films aren’t connected in story line, but all reflect some aspect of Hong Kong life. (The project is a follow-up to last year’s “Quattro Hong Kong,” which also featured the work of four well-known directors.)