Our Time Will Come


"Hui has delivered a mellow, slow-burning piece filled with reflections on her favorite topics of cultural dislocation, identity politics and maternal bonds." - The Hollywood Reporter

"The film is a beautifully mounted and emotionally engaging piece." - The Hollywood Reporter

Based on an incredible true story, “Our Time Will Come” is a riveting drama featuring a star-studded cast which includes Zhou Xun, Eddie Peng, Wallace Huo, Deanie Ip, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Guo Tao and Ivana Wong. Tracing the story of the famous Dongjiang guerilla unit, the film vividly brings 1940s Hong Kong back to life, the result of intricate and detailed research by director Ann Hui and her team.

In 1941, Hong Kong is under Japanese control. The three-year-and-eight-month occupation transforms Hong Kong from a prosperous city into a barren land with little food or water. Primary school teacher, Fang Lan (Zhou) and her mother (Ip) are trying to live out this difficult period in a small, run-down flat in Wanchai. After the schools are shut down, Lan, who recently broke up with Wing (Huo), unwittingly finds herself embroiled in the guerillas’ mission to save novelist Mao Dun (Tao). In the process, she meets Blackie Lau (Peng), the intrepid sharpshooter captain of the guerillas’ Urban and Firearms Unit. Taking notice of Lan’s calm, intelligent nature, Blackie recruits her to join the guerillas.
Lan sets up a secret liaison point for the resistance fighters and soon becomes involved in the smuggling of intellectuals and artists from the city under the watchful eyes of the Japanese military. Worried for her daughter’s safety, Lan’s mother volunteers to take Lan’s place as a courier, only to be arrested on the job. To save her mother, Lan is forced to turn to Wing, who now works for the Japanese.


Cast: Zhou Xu, Eddie Peng, Wallace Huo, Deanie Ip

Ann Hui

Duration (min) : 130min (tbc), Th/ Ed
Version: Edited, Theatrical
Grade: PG-13

Drama, War

Language: Cantonese & Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English





Worldwide except China 

Hong Kong & China