Love Will Tear Us Apart (1999)
aka Tin seung yan gaan
First screened in May 2020
Director: Nelson Lik-wai Yu. Cast: Wong Ning, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Lü Liping, Rolf Chow, Simon Chung. Screenplay: Nelson Lik-wai Yu.

Twitter Capsule: Unhappy, and barely together. Evokes malaise and marginality in post-Handover Hong Kong in familiar terms.

Second Capsule: I'm all for elliptical character relations and slow-build plot disclosures, but I'm not sure how the enigmas in this script really serve it.

VOR:   No surprise that the director is a cinematographer, given the care expended on color, light, and framing, but there's not much else to note.

Photo © 1999 Hu Tong Communications/Tony Leung Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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