I Miss You When I See You
by Simon Chung
Hong Kong 2018, 93'
When a spark from the past shakes up Jamie's present, will he follow his heart or society’s expectations?
Being best friends in high school, Kevin and Jamie’s emotional attachment and feelings for each other are abruptly cut short by Kevin’s departure to Australia with his mother. Fast-forward to a dozen years later, Jamie tracks down Kevin in Australia. The reunion with his best friend reminds Kevin – suffering from depression – of his youthful ambitions, so he decides to return to Hong Kong. Jamie, however, enjoying a steady relationship with his girlfriend, finds his feelings for Kevin reawakened and growing stronger. Inevitably, Jamie must make a choice between society’s expectations and following his heart.
Cast & Crew
With: Bryant Mak, Jun Li Candy Cheung, Yuen Ho Yeung, Kevin Ip
Production: Heart Productions
World Premiere: Hong Kong IFF 2018
Seattle IFF 2018
Outfest Los Angeles 2018
Taiwan International Queer FF 2018
Perth International Queer FF 2018
Cinema Queer IFF 2018
Zurich FF 2018
Singapore Love & Pride FF 2018
Cape Town International Film Market & Festival 2018
International Queer FF Hamburg 2018
Seoul Pride FF 2018
Mardi Gras FF 2019
Melbourne Queer FF 2019
Vues d’en Face FF 2019
Simon CHUNG graduated from York University in Toronto, where he majored in film production. After returning to Hong Kong, he worked in the local film and television industry. Since 1996, he worked as an independent filmmaker, his shorts Life is Elsewhere, Stanley Beloved and First Love and Other Pains won multiple awards in international film festivals. Innocent, his debut feature, premiered at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and won the NFB Best Canadian Film Award at Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. His second feature, End of Love, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2009, while his third feature, Speechless, premiered at the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.
CHUNG and is a founding member of Ying E Chi, an independent film distributor in Hong Kong.