Chung Suet-Ying as Law Wing Sze and Sabrina Ng as Chick in The Lyricist Wannabe. Norris Wong, The Lyricist Wannabe, 2023 (still)

Hong Kong Showcase: The Lyricist Wannabe

Part of CAAMFest 2024

Saturday, May 18, 2024

11:30 a.m.

Floor 1, Phyllis Wattis Theater

$15 General Admission
$13 Senior/Student/Person with Disability
Tickets can be purchased on the CAAMFest website

Set in Hong Kong and Taiwan following the bittersweet journey of aspiring lyricist, Sze, this cinematic mix of light comedy and sobering cynicism reveals the emotional toll of dreaming big in the inhospitable Cantopop industry. As Sze’s determination clashes with the industry’s indifference, she grapples with the fear of failure and the elusive nature of success. With the delightful flourishes of a young girl’s diary, the film captures Sze’s inner world, where every lyric carries the weight of her aspirations.

Guests in Attendance: Director Norris Wong and Producer Wong Hoi

Film Details

Director: Norris Wong
Year: 2023
Running time: 112 min., 20 min. Q&A
Country/Region: Hong Kong, China
Language: Cantonese