LITTLE BIG MASTER | 五個小孩的校長
Hong Kong-China, 2015
Running Time: 112 minutes
Language: Cantonese with English Subtitles
Director: Adrian Kwan
Cast: Miriam Yeung, Louis Koo, Winnie Ho
Showtimes: Tuesday, June 30, 6:00pm at Walter Reade Theatre
In a world of mayhem-loving blockbusters, it is deeply inspiring that Hong Kong’s runaway box office hit of 2015 is the true story of one woman and five little girls, Miriam Yeung (Love in a Puff) plays a principal who takes a $580/month job running a failing rural kindergarten. With only five students, it’s slated for shutdown the next time one of them drops out, and since the kids have poor parents and tough lives, she figures her job will be to ease their transition. But after meeting the kids she vows to keep the doors open by any means necessary. Like NYC, Hong Kong is split into the haves and have nots, and you’re born into your class. This is the real-life story of one woman who rose up and refused to accept that.
Part of HONG KONG PANORAMA. Presented with the support of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York.