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Global Stage on Screen: Writing in Water

1h 55m Drama 2023


By one of the most prominent stage directors in Asia, Writing in Water is the first production of commercial Chinese theatre to screen as live content to cinemas worldwide.

This screen version was filmed by Serpent Productions (Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert).

The story follows the extraordinary journey of He Shi. He comes back to Hong Kong after his studies in the UK to start the Happyology programme, hoping that he can introduce a richer spiritual fulfilment to the people’s minds. However, he feels discouraged by his business partner Xiao Xiao and her boyfriend Wei, who have their mind set solely on profit.

He Shi comes across a mysterious little girl when he’s about to inherit an old beach house from his late mother.

Together with the little girl, He Shi embarks on a spiritual journey which enables him to experience life on an unimaginable level.


Stan Lai


Stan Lai