High Noon

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Eric Tsang produced the youth film project, Winds of September, which resulted in three feature films about kids coming of age, one set in Taiwan, one set in Mainland China and one set in Hong Kong. 24-year-old director, Mak Hei-yan, shot HIGH NOON, the Hong Kong segment, and her movie crackles with the relentless energy of Hong Kong itself. Seven high school kids find their friendship falling apart as they go from being a bunch of annoying young slackers to being seriously victimized by life over the course of the film. Shot on DV it veers wildly between youth drama and hardcore exploitation, pulling itself together in the end to deliver a powerful punch. As Variety says, “Young Mak is one to watch.”

  • Country Hong Kong
  • Language Cantonese
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2008
  • Running Time 106 min minutes
  • Director Mak Hei-Yan
  • Cast Lam Yiu-Sing, Sham Ka-Kei, Anjo Leung Hiu-Fung