Maria’s home has always been the Empire Hotel, in the traditional neighborhoods of Macao, where clothes hang between neons, and an entangled net of electric wires takes over streets flooded with vapour.
With her aging father, the burden of keeping the decrepit hotel running stands on her shoulders. She sings Fado in a Casino where gambling and prostitution go hand in hand, but money is scarce and real estate speculators become insistent. That is when Chu arrives, a mysterious young man with an obsessive interest in Maria.
Disillusioned dreams, greed and decadence: a chronicle of Macao today, 20 years after it’s return to China.
Pingyao International Film Festival 2018 – World Premiere
42ª Mostra São Paulo International Film Festival
International Film Festival and Awards Macau (IFFAM) 2018
ICA – Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual
Instituto Cultural do Governo da R.A.E de Macau
Fundo das Indústrias Culturais do Governo da RAEM
RTP – Radio Televisão Portuguesa
Direcção dos Serviços de Turismo
Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A.
San Va Hospedaria
Toni & Guy Hairdressing
Closer – Living & Arts Magazine
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