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Eight Taels of Gold 18

Screened in partnership with Focus Hong Kong
Screened in partnership with Sine Screen
Mabel Cheung, Hong Kong, China, 1989, 100m.

Sine Screen and Focus Hong Kong present Eight Taels of Gold 八两金


A New York Chinese taxi driver Ba Leung Kam returns to his hometown in China and finds his family has moved to Taishan. He asks his cousin Wu Tsui Po to lead the way. They do not get along well at first but have grown very fond of each other. Ba's family wants him to find a wife and go back to America together. Ba wants to ask Wu to marry him but he is too shy to utter the word. Wu's fiancé comes from America to marry her. Ba gives her all the eight taels of gold he has.


This is Mabel Cheung’s the third and final migration trilogy explores the recurring themes of unfulfilled love, loss and regret, which previously defined her earlier works in The Illegal Immigrant <非法移民> (1985) and the award-winning An Autumn’s Tale <秋天的童话> (1987).


As part of Whose Homeland 2023, this special screening is in collaboration with Focus HK.  Whose Homeland 2023 is a series of film screenings and special events held by Sine Screen that continuously explore ESEA diasporic identity, migration, and hidden histories. The programme will be presented from September to November 2023 as part of the ESEA Heritage Month program at various venues around London.


Sine Screen is an emerging screening organisation dedicated to showcasing independent cinema, art films and documentaries from East and Southeast Asia, particularly the sinosphere. Aiming to subvert the dominant gaze, challenge the representation of East and Southeast Asia as well as opening discussions through curating diverse programmes of films by and about ESEA people.


Focus Hong Kong is a UK film festival dedicated to celebrating the amazing cinema and filmmakers of Hong Kong, from early works to the glory days of its reign as the Hollywood of Asia, through to new and exciting films. Focus Hong Kong screens a wide range of new releases and classics, films which are vibrant, exciting, innovative and artistic, and which above all are uniquely Hong Kong.


Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

Sammo Hung, Sylvia Chang, Che Wai-Hung

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