Cute foreign film, with excellent subtitles. Lots of subplots, which kind of took away from the main plot(s). There are so many issues being covered, I wasn't quite sure which one WAS the main plot. Lots of freeze frame and slow motion, so this would have been a tighter story if they dropped some of the sub plots and, and about an hour of footage. Currently showing on the FilmRise Channel, and every six minutes, they stop for two commercials, which added to the frustration. Fine acting by our three leads --Cheri Ho(Mimi), Victor Ma (Larry), and Bernardo Chow (Wei Ming). This was the first or second role for all of them. Wei Ming is a film-maker, researching the approaching installment of Disney at Hong Kong. Larry has an "encounter" with Wei Ming, and is Mimi's neighbor. They all meet in a moment of awkwardness, but soon become friends. SO many topics being covered in here -- coming out, parental health issues, guilt from child hood actions, depression, open relationships vs. monogamy, Disnification of China, travels in Macau and Belgrade, and many more. I think the story would have been more solid if they had cut out about an hour, as well as about half of the "issues" they try to cover. Good story if you stick with it. Written AND directed by Evans Chan, who has been making films since the early 1990s, some of it documentary work. Fun to watch if you have the patience. Looks like this is now available on Region 1 DVD from WaterBearer Films.
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