Echoes of the Rainbow (Sui yuet san tau) (2010)

Echoes of the Rainbow (Sui yuet san tau)




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Writer and director Alex Law presents this warm drama of a family struggling to get by in the face of problems both big and small. It's 1969, and Desmond Law (Aarif Lee) is a sixteen-year-old who is the pride and joy of his working-class parents (Simon Yam and Sandra Ng); he's a top student and a gifted athlete, and his mother and father work hard to send him to a fine private school, even though it's no easy task on Dad's salary as a shoemaker. His eight-year-old brother, Big Ears (Buzz Chung), … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Alex Law

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Critic Reviews for Echoes of the Rainbow (Sui yuet san tau)

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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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Nostalgic melodrama in old Hong Kong plunges into pathos.

Full Review… | February 7, 2011

Audience Reviews for Echoes of the Rainbow (Sui yuet san tau)


Echoes of the Rainbow provides an autobiographical look back at 60's Hong Kong for the director. Trouble with films like this is that they will always mean more to the maker than the audience. There's a lot to appreciate, from the wonderful recreation of the 60's, the well chosen soundtrack, and a heartfelt performance from the young lead. Outside of that, it is sometimes episodic and melodramatic, but luckily never for too long. Whenever a director makes a film like this it is both uplifting and depressing. With all the memories squeezed into two hours, real or not, it's very predictable. The best parts were when it focused on the young boy, being punished at school, going to the cinema, faking autographs etc. Overall a nice film.

Luke Baldock

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