Bends (2013)




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BENDS straddles the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border and tells the story of ANNA, an affluent housewife and FAI, her chauffeur, and their unexpected friendship as they each negotiate the pressures of Hong Kong life and the city's increasingly complex relationship to mainland China. Fai is struggling to find a way to bring his pregnant wife and young daughter over the Hong Kong border from Shenzhen to give birth to their second child, even though he crosses the border easily every day working as a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Flora Lau
Tomson International Entertainment

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The director, who also wrote the story, doesn't nurture the dramatic life of her characters sufficiently for them to stand alone.

Full Review… | April 20, 2014
New York Times
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This slight, deliberate tale of strained families keeps the audience at a distance, making it a curiously uninvolving sit that rarely engages on even the most basic level.

Full Review… | May 21, 2013
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