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The Way We Are

Chinese: 天水圍的日與夜

Year: 2008

Director: Ann Hui On-Wah

Cast: Bau Hei-Jing, Chan Lai-Wun, Juno Leung Chun-Lung, Idy Chan Yuk-Lin, Clifton Ko Chi-Sum


An and his mother live in Tin Shui Wai, the mother is working as the fruit seller of a supermarket while An is a form 5 student who is waiting for his lead to really go for type 6. Then your mother satisfied granny who’s a solitary old woman who remain within their same block. The granny also function in the supermarket because the vegetable vendor.

The granny is very self defend and not willing to open herself to others. The mom then help her a few time along with the granny become her friend later on. An’s grandmother went hospitalize and An went see her. The grandmother told A to be an excellent boy because his mother is working her entire life as difficult as she can but all her earning was used to aid An’s 2 uncle for research. An sense his mum is really grateful.

One fine day the granny is accompanied by the mother went to see her grandson but came back with disappointment. From this onwards they 2 woman become genuine friend and they remain happily together as neighbours.

Awards and nominations

28th Hong Kong Film Awards

* Won: Best Director (Ann Hui)
* Won: Best Screenplay (Lou Shiu Wa)
* Won: Best Actress (Paw Hee-Ching)
* Won: Best Supporting Actress (Chan Lai Wun)
* Nominated: Best Film
* Nominated: Best New Performer (Juno Leung)

15th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

* Won: Best Film
* Won: Best Director (Ann Hui)
* Won: Best Actress (Paw Hee-Ching)

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