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HOME Manchester UK premiere for Hong Kong indie rock drama Band Four

Central City Media is to premiere upcoming Hong Kong-set family drama Band Four at HOME Manchester on December 3 ahead of a UK-wide cinema release from December 15.

From award-winning director Mo Lai Yan Chi and featuring stars from across Hong Kong, the film follows Cat, played by Cantopop star Kay Tse, lead singer of indie band Band Four, as she reunites with her estranged father and half-sister following the death of her mother.

After years of no contact, the newly reunited family struggle to form a bond, however, they all soon realise they share a deep passion and love for music and performing, a passion that Cat passed onto her son, nine-year-old drummer Riley.

Director Mo Lai Yan Chi said: “Since I grew up in an atypical family, ‘family’ is the motif of my creation. It is a process of exploration into myself and reflection on society. Hong Kong is a city with a variety of voices. The four family members in the film, with bloodline, half-bloodline or non-blood relations, have their own past, confusion, fear, and hope, which represent different generations in Hong Kong today carrying different voices.

“The film uses a band as a metaphor for the family and explores how different people gathered in harmony but diversity. Throughout the time together, the Band Four members, once divided from broken families, are now on the stage facing the unknown future.”

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