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Hong Kong actor Philip Keung in Tracey.

Top five films to watch in Hong Kong this week (November 22-28), from Ten Years Japan to Tracey

  • A Japanese spin-off of acclaimed Hong Kong film Ten Years and a transgender drama starring Philip Keung top our list of must-see films this week
  • There’s also a bitingly funny satire of China’s nouveau riche
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1. Ten Years Japan

The first of three international spin-offs from the producers behind controversial Hong Kong hit Ten Years (2015), this Japanese omnibus film supervised by acclaimed filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda follows the template of the original and offers five chilling visions of the Japan’s near future. (Opens on November 22)

2. Tracey

One of Hong Kong cinema’s most prolific supporting actors in the past few years, Philip Keung Ho-man makes his long-awaited star turn with an utterly transfixing performance in this heart-wrenching drama, playing a middle-aged husband and father who yearns to fulfil his lifelong dream of becoming a woman. (Opens on November 22)

3. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

A richly rewarding episode for those who long for more subplots and new characters, J.K. Rowling’s second prequel to the Harry Potter series also attains a disturbing political dimension as it follows Johnny Depp’s eponymous dark wizard in his attempts to raise up pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings. (Now showing)

4. Hello Mr. Billionaire

China’s nouveau riche receive the satirical treatment many of them deserve in this bitingly funny comedy by Goodbye Mr Loser directors Peng Damo and Yan Fei. Popular comedian Shen Teng stars as a mediocre football player who is offered his uncle’s vast fortune – if he manages to spend one billion yuan in a month. (Opens on November 22)

5. Sunny

Fans of 1990s Japanese pop culture are bound to feel a massive surge of nostalgia watching Hitoshi One’s charming remake a 2011 Korean teen drama about a sextet of inseparable high school friends. The film boasts a soundtrack of hit J-pop tunes and reunites some of the top idols from that era. (Opens on November 22)

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