Francis Ng in a still from Drifting. In it, director Jun Li examines the plight of those at the edge of society. Francis Ng in a still from Drifting. In it, director Jun Li examines the plight of those at the edge of society.
Francis Ng in a still from Drifting. In it, director Jun Li examines the plight of those at the edge of society.

Homeless in Hong Kong: director of Drifting, Jun Li, on film’s faithful depiction of life in the margins of society

  • The film focuses on the hardships homeless people in the city’s Sham Shui Po district face and the collective experience of people living in the margins
  • Li chose not to depict his characters’ backstories, as ‘any kind of flashback would be trying to justify why we have to like a certain character’

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Francis Ng in a still from Drifting. In it, director Jun Li examines the plight of those at the edge of society. Francis Ng in a still from Drifting. In it, director Jun Li examines the plight of those at the edge of society.
Francis Ng in a still from Drifting. In it, director Jun Li examines the plight of those at the edge of society.
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