Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous
Hoeng Gong Saam Bou Kuk
2015 / Hong Kong SAR China / 85 min / N-13
Director(s) - Christopher Doyle
Screenwriter(s) - Christopher Doyle
Producer(s) - Jenny Suen, Ken Hui
Cinematographer - Christopher Doyle
Editor(s) - AQ Lee, Jinpo Yip
Composer(s) - Kevin Cheuk Chung Lau
Sales agent - Stray Dogs
Distributor - Kino Pavasaris Distribution
Production company -
Dialogues - English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese
Subtitles - Lithuanian
Renowned cinematographer and artist Christopher Doyle celebrates Hong Kong and its people with his latest film Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous, a semi-fictional documentary divided into three parts that focus on Hong Kong residents in their childhood, youth, and old age. In Doyle's special form of cinematic narrative, real people improvise fictive scenes inspired by their own stories, which we hear in voiceover. The film's many endearing characters are all portrayed with rare grace: kids interrogating themselves on the topic of world religion, young rappers and artists giving voice to their discontent in underground music bars, and senior citizens going on speed-dating tours of the city.
"Away with Words" (1999), "Porte de Choisy" in "Paris, je t'aime" (2006, short), "Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous" (2015, "Kino pavasaris").