Eric is abruptly uprooted from his life in Hong Kong when his parents move to Toronto, where he must deal with a host of cultural challenges compounded by his emerging sexual desires. Add to the mix a variety of family issues, his mother's new business, school, and a relationship with a middle-aged rice queen with a taste for much younger men. The story is rich and compelling, the acting is excellent, and the production values are high, making for a film you should make a point of seeking out.
Innocent, dir. Simon Chung, 2005 Canada/Hong Kong, 80 min., in Cantonese, Mandarin & English with English subtitles
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