In Spring of 1969, the historic events of the year have not yet taken place. Neil Armstrong will not set foot on the moon for another six months. Meantime, our young hero runs through the streets of Hong Kong with a goldfish bowl on his head for an astronaut's helmet. He is the first astronaut in the British Crown Colony and he seems to follow his own set of rules. He is also most definitely a chip off the old block. His father is a shoemaker who walks around in a torn pair of sandals. His mother is convinced that anything is possible if you really want it. And then there is his ambitious older brother. Here, we follow this cheerful family when all was simple and beautiful.
Released in United States February 2010
Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Generation) February 11-21, 2010.
Released in United States February 2010 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Generation) February 11-21, 2010.)
Winner of the Generation Kplus Crystal Bear for Best Film at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.