Floating Life

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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.

Release details

Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Clara Law
Screenwriter: Clara Law, Eddie Fong
Cast: Annette Shun Wah
Annie Yip
Anthony Wong
Edwin Pang
Cecilia Fong Sing Lee
Toby Wong

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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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.