Opening Night: Tomorrow Is Another Day



Tackling familial conflict with honesty and powerful performances, Chan Tai-lee's debut film tells the story of Kwong, a young man with autism spectrum disorder, and the two parents struggling to look after him while dealing with fractures in their own marriage. Kwong's mother Mrs. Wong (Teresa Mo, who won Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards for the role) bears the brunt of her son's care, remaining unflappable in the face of neighborhood busybodies who gossip and stare at his unpredictable behavior.

"Middle-aged malaise is fast becoming a dominant theme in Chinese language cinema, but the pressures faced by the heroine of the debut feature from Ip Man screenwriter Chan Tai-lee are compounded by a series of additional responsibilities and the relative lack of support available to help her cope with them. Tomorrow Is Another Day is, in many ways, a family drama with a sympathetic depiction of the demands of caring for a child with special needs at its center, but it's also the story of a marriage and of the essential bonds between a mother and a son as the family struggles to survive in a sometimes hostile environment." —Haley Scanlon, Windows on Worlds

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Chan Tai-lee graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012 with a Masters in Arts and Visual Culture Studies. He is best known for writing the highly successful Ip Man series starring Donnie Yen as the title character. For his directing debut Tomorrow Is Another Day, he received the Best New Director prize at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

Film Details
  • Country(ies): Hong Kong
  • Language(s): Cantonese
  • Year: 2018
  • Running time: 91
  • Director(s): Chan Tai-lee
  • Producer(s): Ling Ma-hoi
  • Writer(s): Chan Tai-lee
  • Cinematographer(s): Radium Cheung
  • Editor(s): Nose Chan
  • Music: Day Tai
  • With: Teresa Mo, Ray Lui, Lung Ling-man
  • Print Source: Golden Scene