MoMA Presents

Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang’s Better Days

Apr 8–15, 2021

Online

Better Days. 2019. Hong Kong/China. Directed by Kwok Cheung Tsang. Courtesy Well Go USA

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Having overcome numerous obstacles during its launch (including an interrupted festival run and delayed domestic release), Better Days is certainly an apt title given where the film stands today. A box office triumph in China, this ambitious film is now nominated for Best International Film, representing Hong Kong at this year’s Academy Awards. Grounded in a young woman’s struggle with pervasive, insidious school bullying, the story expands into an unexpected tale of allyship and love. Lead by striking performances from Zhou Dongyu and Jackson Lee, Better Days continues to surprise and engage audiences around the world.

Organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film.

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Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Debra and Leon D. Black and by Steven Tisch, with major contributions from The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston.

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