Wong's World

Bliss it is not to be young in Hong Kong. Unemployment is at a record high, there are deadly epidemics at your doorstep, and worst of all, there's the nagging sense that everything was better before. In another country, that could be a potent formula for some gritty, nihilistic youth culture. In Hong Kong you get the Twins.

Which makes Barbara Wong's new coming-of-age comedy, Truth or Dare, a bit unusual. Wong is best known for her taboo-teasing 2001 documentary Women's Private Parts, in which Hong Kong women explored their deepest,...

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