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Based on a real life case, Jun Li’s second feature is an empathetic chronicle of Hong Kong’s homeless population.


Country: Hong Kong, China
Year: 2021
Director: Jun Li
Starring: Francis Ng, Loletta Lee, Tse Kwan-ho, Chu Pak-hong, Cecilia Choi
Running time: 112 mins
Language: In Cantonese with EST
Film type: Fiction



Jun Li follows his acclaimed trans drama Tracey with a socially conscious story focusing on the plight of the homeless in Hong Kong, based on a real life incident. Taking place against a contrasting backdrop of luxury and extreme poverty, the film follows Fai (Francis Ng), just out of jail and stuck in an endless cycle of nomadism, coming up against an uncaring government and a police force whose actions are antagonistic at best. A stunningly frank film about Hong Kong’s socio-political and economic divide, Drifting confirms Jun Li as a passionate filmmaker committed to bringing the stories of the marginalised to the screen.


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About Jun Li

Jun LI (born 1991, Hong Kong) studied journalism in Hong Kong and gender studies at Cambridge. He released two short films before directing his feature debut Tracey (2018), about a man in his 50s coming out as transgender. The film was nominated for three awards at Golden Horse Film Festival. Drifting (2021) is his second feature film.



Drifting (2021)
Tracey (2018)
My World (2018, short)
Liu Yang He (2017, short)


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UK Premiere
July 15, 2021
5:50 pm
NFT3 | BFI Southbank

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