Love is a Gun

2023 / 81‘ / Hong Kong, Taiwan / In Mandarin, with Chinese and English Subtitle / Color

★ 2023 Venice Film Festival - Best Director's Debut, Lion of the Future - Lee Hong-Chi

★ Written and Directed by Lee Hong-Chi

After being released from prison, the small-town youth nicknamed "Sweet Potato" has been content with running a small business with meager earnings by the seaside, heedless of other people’s advice against it. He is pulled into the whirlpool of his past when his old “boss” (whom he has never met), his mother (who thrusts all her debts upon him), and his buddy Maozi all re-appear into his life. One after the other, they regain control over his present life leaving him no hope for the future. Only Seven can assuage his anxieties ever so slightly. One day, at the smoggy and oppressive seaside, Sweet Potato is finally granted a meeting with the “boss”…

Director:Lee Hong-Chi

Cast:Lee Hong-Chi, Patricia Lin, Zheng Qing

About the Director

Lee Hong-chi is a Taiwanese actor. He is best known for starring in the 2015 film Thanatos, Drunk, for which he was named Best New Performer at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards. In 2023, his film Love is a Gun won the Lion of the Future Award for Best Directorial Debut at the 80th Venice International Film Festival.

About us

The Cinematheque・Passion is located at Travessa da Paixão which is a narrow and romantic bystreet branching off the famous World Heritage Site "Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral" (the "St. Paul's Cathedral Site") in the Historic Centre of Macau. A three-storey building equipped with ticket office, screening room, control room, film information room and exhibition space.
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Ticket Office Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 11:30 pm
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