Kissing the Ground You Walked on


HONG Heng Fai

94 minutes | 2022 | Fiction | Cantonese | English and Chinese Subtitles
North American Premiere

Content Advisory: This film contains implied sexual content and tobacco use.

59th Golden Horse Awards—Best New Director Nomination, Best Cinematography Nomination, Best Sound Effect Nomination

9:15 PM, FRI, AUG 18
Innis Town Hall

Screening+ Zoom Live Q&A with Director

The writer Chao (WONG Pak Hou), who has long slid into obscurity, leads a quiet life managing a small real estate agency. An old friend pays a visit and urges him to pick up the pen again. Meanwhile, the young theatre actor Chong (LAM Sheung) rents the other room in Chao’s apartment. Day after day, Chong delves into Chekhov’s The Seagull, and within the crevices of light and shadow, his every action falls under Chao’s gaze. The boundaries between reality and fiction start to vanish.


HONG Heng Fai, a Macau native, works in both film and theatre. He has directed several short films, including Crash (2016), which won awards at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, South Taiwan Film Festival, China Independent Film Festival, Firenze FilmCorti Festival, and was nominated for Best Short Film at the 53rd Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. His debut feature Kissing the Ground You Walked on was nominated for Best New Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound Effects at the 59th Taipei Golden Horse Awards.


  • Director: HONG Heng Fai
  • Principal Cast: WONG Pak Hou, LAM Sheung
  • Producer: Gene YAO, HONG Heng Fai
  • Screenplay: HONG Heng Fai, Emmy IP
  • Cinematographer: Charlie SOU Wai Kin
  • Production Designer: Paula LO Pou I
  • Costume Designer: LAM Ka Pik
  • Editor: HONG Heng Fai
  • Sound: Ellison LAU
  • Music: Ellison LAU
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