Shawn Yue, Ekin Cheng, Fiona Xie, Stephanie Che, Lee Wan, Bill Liu / Fiction / Mandarin
Hong Kong Police hunt ghosts on the city’s streets.
Kelvin Tong started his film career in 1995 with the short film Moveable Feast. Between 1995 and 1999, he was film critic for the Singapore national English daily. In 1999, he made his feature directorial debut with Eating Air, screening at festivals worldwide and winning The Young Cinema Award at the Singapore International Film Festival. His other directing credits include tele-features such as 1942 (2005), The Maid (2005), Love Story (2006) – which took the Best Director Award at the 2006 Singapore International Film Festival – and Men In White (2007).
#1/ Friday 19 June, 2009 / 19:18 GMTGhosts.
Three things I can't stand.
This wonderfully funny and shockingly terrifying film was worth enduring the witless ramblings of the Festival Pratterati in the back rows for.
In an unreal story.
#2/ Friday 19 June, 2009 / 23:27 GMTsurprised this is only shown once. i'd definitely recommend this if it's back on best of the fest if you like horror films. very scarey in places with some comdey moments in between.
#3/ Saturday 20 June, 2009 / 13:27 GMTLoved this film! I can't say I've seen much Asian cinema but really really really enjoyed this one a lot! Really funny in places, really scary in places, the soundtrack and score used to great effect on that front. I'll be watching some more Asian cinema from now on, not looking forward to the inevitable Hollywood remake of this...
#4 / Saturday 20 June, 2009 / 17:59 GMTThese comments are spot on; I am really glad I went along. Thankfully I was near the front and didn't have to put up with the journos at the back. .. Hollywood would be hard pushed to match the film's style and wit, and would not, I suspect, choose to challenge the audience to an ending that was so sad and shocking.
2015 Festival Diary:
Click on a day to highlight movies on that day.
Share this page
Share this Film Festival page with your friends and family.
Find Films By Strand
EIFF is split into Strands. Use them to help find your films.