First Night Nerves

Year 2018
Runtime 1 hr 40 mins
Directed by
Stanley Kwan

Screenplay by Jimmy Ngai
Cast Sammi Cheng, Gigi Leung, Bai Baihe, Qi Xi, Catherine Chau, Angie Chiu
In Cantonese and Mandarin with English and Chinese subtitles

Date Wednesday 12 February 2020
Time* 6:30pm-8:10pm
Venue Event Cinemas George Street

* Screening starts on time. There will be no commercial trailers before the film.

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Two drama queens go head to head in this feisty Hong Kong-set comedy-drama.

All eyes are on Hong Kong City Hall as rival actors, veteran thespian Xiuling and moviestar Yuwen, share the stage for the first time. Will the two drama queens get through rehearsals unscathed?

Stanley Kwan, one of Asia’s few openly gay directors, creates a fun, feisty female-centred drama. Starring real-life Cantopop Queen Sammi Cheng and Gigi Leung, Kwan’s FIRST NIGHT NERVES is also a love letter to Hong Kong cinema and melodrama. In Cantonese with English subtitles.

A movie that gives even the smallest female parts more dimension than most movies offer their ostensible leading ladies. — Peter Debruge, Variety

This is a fun, if unashamedly shallow, viewing experience, like hanging out with a bracingly spiteful, incorrigibly gossipy Hong Kong society maven. — Wendy Ide, Screen International

Official Selection — Busan International Film Festival 2018

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