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A climber hoists himself by pulling ropes attached to his body and wheelchair up along a rocky vertical cliff.

Part of Hong Kong Cinema film series

Online Screening and Q&A: “Lion Rock” with Director Nick Leung & Special Guests

Directed by Nick Leung

29 Jul
Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm PT

Event Recording


Guests Expected

Director Nick Leung, actor Alex Lam, and subject Lai Chi-wai are expected to participate in an online Q&A.


David Ki (Alex Lam) is an internationally ranked outdoor climber with his sights set on further glory when a freeway accident leaves him without the use of both legs. As he and his wife navigate medical and judicial systems with baroque rules, he also trains himself to climb in his wheelchair with the eventual goal of climbing the eponymous landmark. Based on a real-life story, Nick Leung’s rousing film expertly details David’s past glories, romantic connections, and physical struggles to re-master the sport he loves.

“The inspirational true story of Lai Chi-wai, an elite Hong Kong rock climber who was left a paraplegic following a traffic accident in 2011, forms the basis of this oddly whimsical tale of love and resilience.” —Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post

Ticket-buyers for this event will be sent a link via email to a faintly watermarked online screener of Lion Rock, which will be viewable between July 22–30.

All registrants will also be sent a link via email to register for the online Q&A, which will be conducted with Zoom. We recommend that you download and install Zoom on your computer or mobile device in advance, and set yourself up with a free account. Attendees will have a chance to participate in the Q&A with a text chat function. Registration closes around one hour before the start of the event — be sure to register early!

Learn more about how to use Zoom and attending our virtual events here.

Director Nick Leung

After working in the realm of Hong Kong television, Nick Leung made his feature debut in 2015 with the playful horror-comedy and social satire Get Outta Here. He follows that film with Lion Rock, for which he received a best director nomination at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

Film Details

Language Cantonese

Original Language Title Shi zi shan shang

Year 2019

Runtime 96

Country Hong Kong

Director Nick Leung

Producer Winnie Tsang, Chi Wai Lai

Writer Jimmy Cheng, Cheung Chung-leong, Nick Leung

Editor Stanley Tam

Cinematographer Woods LI Chi Yat

Music Nick Leung

Cast Alex Lam, Michelle Wai, Kevin Chu