UPDATE: CIFF44 CANCELLED

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } See Beyond

29 + 1

 

Year: 2016
Country: HONG KONG
Run Time: 110 minutes

29 + 1
29 + 1
29 + 1

Christy Lam is about to turn 30. Beautiful and successful, she runs her life with precision and efficiency. Until now. Just as she receives an unexpected promotion, one with greatly increased responsibility, she is given an eviction notice. Unwilling to move in with her boyfriend (and his hostile cat) she is forced to temporarily sublet an apartment. This apartment belongs to Wong Tin-Lok, a joyous young woman who is everything Christy is not: plain-looking, care-free, and happy. Thirty, it is said, is the transitional age for a woman. Christy hasn’t taken much time to consider where her life is leading. As she reads Wong’s diaries and lives among the evidence of a life fully lived, Christy finds the eve of her 30th birthday may indeed be transitional in ways she never expected. 29 + 1 is a sparkling, bright, and uplifting film. It is about those amazing, and sometimes frightening, moments we all encounter when we recognize what is truly important in life and discover who we really are. (In Cantonese with subtitles) —C.R.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 7:10 PM

Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 2:45 PM

Sidebars
PAN-ASIAN FILMS
WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Kearen Pang

Kearen Pang was born in 1975 in Hong Kong and attended the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. A highly respected actress, theater performer, writer, and director, Pang has won drama awards and a large popular following for her one-woman shows.

Filmography
29 +1 (2016)

Producer
Stephen Junior Shiu

Screenwriting
Kearen Pang

Cinematography
Jason Kwan

Principal Cast
Chrissie Chau, Joyce Cheng, Baby John Choi, Ben Yeung

Community Partner

Cleveland Asian Festival

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