Film Details

Nomination Category

Best Youth Feature Film


Hong Kong (People's Republic of China)


Mabel Cheung


Candy Leung


Alex Law

It was Spring 1969. The world was undergoing amazing changes.

Man had yet to wait another 6 months before he would set foot on the moon and our young protagonist is running wild on the streets of Hong Kong wearing a fish bowl for a space helmet. He is the self-proclaimed first astronaut of Hong Kong, and he sees the world with a strange sense of wit. Echoes of the Rainbow revolves around the child’s struggling family: a shoemaker father who treads in a pair of old torn sandals; a happy-go-lucky mother who believes that anything and everything is possible; an aspiring, starry-eyed elder brother who daydreams with his tropical fish; and our little hero who can proudly recite the 26 letters of the English alphabet backwards.

Along with these characters, we travel back to a time when all things were new, all girls were charming, all grown-ups were unfathomable and all stories were, simply, beautiful.

Or so they seemed.

2010 APSA Nominee – Echoes of the Rainbow – Trailer