Floating Life

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Time Out says

A fascinating if flawed tale of a Hong Kong family who emigrate to Australia, where the bossy, largely Westernised second daughter's warnings about pit-bulls, killer wasps and skin cancer only add to the difficulties of adjustment; meanwhile, the eldest sister tries to persuade her husband that they should leave Germany, and the womanising eldest son wonders whether he too should see in 1997 or join his family. Shifting steadily from gentle comedy to something more poignant, the film never quite adds up to anything very compelling or cohesive. Watchable, none the less.
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Release details

UK release:

1996

Duration:

95 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Clara Law

Cast:

Cecilia Fong Sing Lee, Edwin Pang, Anthony Wong, Annie Yip, Annette Shun Wah, Toby Wong

Music:

Davood A Tabrizi

Production Designer:

Hai Chung-Man

Editor:

Suresh Ayyar

Cinematography:

Dion Beebe

Screenwriter:

Eddie Fong, Clara Law

Producer:

Bridget Ikin

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Sue

Obviously the reviewer is not a migrant / has not left their home country for any significant period of time, if they can dismiss this film in such a trivial manner. This is one of the best films I've seenabout the traumas of migration.