Chicago film fest to showcase works by Mirror’s Keung To, Jer, Edan, Stanley and Alton

Three Hong Kong works, including Mama’s Affair and I SWIM, are hitting the silver screens in the US. (Photo: Asian Pop-up Cinema)
Three Hong Kong works, including Mama’s Affair and I SWIM, are hitting the silver screens in the US. (Photo: Asian Pop-up Cinema)

Three Hong Kong films and TV series are hitting the silver screens in the US, including works by Mirror members.

Back for its 14th season, the Asian Pop-Up Cinema in Chicago is presenting an array of Hong Kong films and TV series online and in theaters from now to April 3.

They include the US premiere of Mama’s Affair — featuring Hong Kong Film Award winner Teresa Mo, and the silver screen debuts of Mirror’s Keung To and Jer Lau — on April 2 and the world premiere of the first two episodes of ViuTV drama I SWIM, which stars Edan Lui, Stanley Yau and Alton Wong from the wildly popular boy band, on April 3.

Directed by Kearen Pang, Mama’s Affair — which tell the story of a woman balancing her career in artist management and her family — has gotten a lot of buzz. Its screening in Chicago is now sold out.

Mama’s Affair features Teresa Mo, and Keung To and Jer Lam from Mirror. (Photo: Asian Pop-up Cinema)

Telling the story of sweat, love and pain in the swimming lanes, I SWIM is directed by Fung Chih-chiang and also features up-and-rising stars like Jeffrey Ngai, Sofiee Ng and Angela Yuen.

I SWIM features Mirror’s Edan Lui, Stanley Yau and Alton Wong. (Asian Pop-up Cinema)

The third Hong Kong work to be showcased in theaters is the acclaimed documentary Bamboo Theatre directed by Cheuk Cheung. The film explores the the century-long tradition of the makeshift and open-air theatrical architecture used for Chinese operas, which is built with bamboo poles and fixed by plastic straps.

Bamboo Theatre is directed by Check Cheung. (Asian Pop-up Cinema)

Vincent Kok’s comedy All U Need is Love, and Ann Hui’s romance dramas Madalena and Love after Love are also showing online from now to April 3.

Fans in the US can get tickets here.

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