'Better Days' brings emotional lives of Chinese youth into focus

Based on a popular online novel, the new film from Hong Kong director Derek Tsang has an 8.5 out of 10 on Douban.
'Better Days' brings emotional lives of Chinese youth into focus
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Director Derek Tsang (left), actor Yi Yangqianxi and producer Jo Jo Hui

Hong Kong director Derek Tsang's “Better Days” has been a hit with local audiences since its debut on Friday.

The movie currently scores 8.5 out of 10 on Chinese film and TV review website Douban. Many netizens said that they were touched by the film’s true-to-life depiction of campus bullying and emotional realism.

Director Tsang, the son of actor Eric Tsang, is known for his award-winning film "Soulmate.”

Starring heart-throb Yi Yangqianxi and actress Zhou Dongyu, “Better Days” is adapted from a popular online novel. It is centered on the changing lives of two young people after a campus accident. 

“‘Soulmate’ is a poetic story about two girls while ‘Better Days’ explores the inner world of today’s young people,” said director Tsang.

'Better Days' brings emotional lives of Chinese youth into focus
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Heart-throb Yi Yangqianxi plays the leading role in the movie.

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