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Dream Home

AKA Wai dor lei ah yut ho

A decidedly metropolitan spin on Guignol horror and an incisive comment on a (literally) cutthroat real estate market. Tribeca Film Festival

Director: Pang Ho-cheung Year: 2010 Running time: 96 mins Producers: Pang Ho-cheung, Subi Liang, Conroy Chan, Josie Ho Screenplay: Pang Ho-chueng, Derek Tsang, Jimmy Wan Photography: Yu Likwai Editor: Wenders Li Music: Gabriele Roberto In Cantonese with English subtitles CinemaScope

With: Josie Ho (Cheng Lai-sheung), Eason Chan (Siu To), Derek Tsang (Cheung Jai), Lawrence Chou (On Jai), Juno Mak (cop Fat), Michelle Ye (pregnant woman)

There are many horror stories and many comic fables to be found in the world of real estate, but perhaps none as hilarious, outrageously stylish and thoroughly disgusting as Dream Home. Leave all concerns about morality and good taste at the door for this saga of upwardly mobile Li-sheung, who vowed in childhood that one day she would live in a luxury flat with a harbor view, and will stop at nothing to fulfill her dream; Li-sheung's deal for her dream apartment is falling apart at the last minute, and she needs to find a way to make the sellers reconsider- Hmm - how about inflicting a horrific killing spree on the neighbors, sending a variety of drugged-out losers, trashed hookers, blasé bourgeoisie, intrusive cops and innocent bystanders to their deaths in imaginative, splatterific fashion?... Dream Home goes beyond its rococo, nihilistic violence - into piercing social satire and considerable dramatic tension.- Andrew O'Hehir, salon.com

Session Times

Sat 17 Jul 8:45pm Civic Theatre

Sun 18 Jul 8:30pm SKYCITY Theatre