Post: 无法无天 No Law No Heaven



Director: Kristi Hoi
Screenwriter: Kristi Hoi
Cast: Torio Wong, Jam Shing Kwan, Dick Lei, Will Cross
Producer: Kristi Hoi
Cinematographer: Xiang He
Genre: Drama short film
Length: 23min52s
Year: 2020
Dialogue: Cantonese, English
Subtitles: English
Region: USA, Hong Kong China
Production Company: Kristi Hoi Productions

故事梗概 Synopsis


The life of a man named Ming in three vignettes as he navigates his sexual identity amidst tradition in Hong Kong’s notorious Kowloon Walled City.

导演介绍 Director Biography


Kristi Hoi is an award-winning writer-director, filmmaker, and artist from Los Angeles, California. Their most recent film, No Law, No Heaven, has screen in festivals all over the world and is a winner of the 2021 Student Academy Award, the JetBlue Focus Features Student Filmmaker Award, and was nominated for a BAFTA Student Award. She is a recent graduate of the UCLA MFA directing program and holds a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Sequential Art and Sound Design. As an artist by trade and a storyteller by nature, their work is a deep dive into vivid worlds featuring themes of duality, family and identity, featuring ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

导演阐述 Director Statement



No Law, No Heaven, at its heart, is a film about identity; visualizing and conceptualizing my own fears of making an impossible choice between family, duty, and tradition, or choosing to care for yourself and to live and love authentically and without constraint. No Law, No Heaven is an expression of exploration, viewing cultural Chinese tradition, conformity, and filial concepts of duty to one’s family in contrast to queer Western concepts of rejecting one’s family for a found family and championing of the authentic self.

With this film, I really wanted to explore the very common act of self-erasure for one’s family. Where usually we see a parent figure sacrificing for their children and family but I wanted to flip that around and show a child who sacrificed everything for their family who did not even know the pain they were going through. No Law, No Heaven is my attempt to connect with my Hong Kong heritage by demystifying the Kowloon Walled City and centering the life of one ordinary man living in this extraordinary place.