A Tale of Three Cities
2015, China, 130’, Color, Mandarin
Director: Mabel Cheung
Cast: Lau Ching-Wan, Tang Wei, Qin Hailu, Jing Boran
2015 Toronto Film Festival
2015 Vancouver Film Festival Special Screening
2015 London Film Festival Official Selection
A World War 2 story inspired by Jackie Chan’s parents’ touching lives.
An enchanting war film from Mabel Cheung, greatly anticipated at the Toronto Film Festival
1950 Hong Kong…
Yuerong (Tang Wei) is a young widow who is forced to peddle opium in order to support her two little daughters. Daolong (Sean Lau) is a handsome officer at a river checkpoint. New to her smuggling job, Yuerong is easily spotted by Daolong’s vigilant eyes – but he lets her go, and it’s the beginning of an amazing love story. When Daolong – who is actually a former spy – becomes the target of both the Nationalists and the Communists, the couple is forced to escape across a country devastated by famine and war. They will face tremendous dangers; they are even separated for years at a time, but nothing will diminish their courage and determination to end up together.