Twelve Nights (2000)

OI WAH LAM

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB

Original title:  Shap Yee Yeh

Hong Kong2000.  Golden Harvest Company, Golden Harvest Pictures.  Screenplay by Oi Wah Lam.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Film Editing by .  

 plays a birthday celebrant who decides to take a tarot card-reading friend at her word and dump her boyfriend thanks to the negative signs she gets from her session. The very same night she befriends one of her best friend’s boyfriends () and starts up a relationship with him. Their private moments, from highly passionate to painfully sour, are detailed in the viewing of twelve separate nights that take place over the period of a year. Delightfully accurate, full of joyfully funny moments as well as painfully awkward ones, all of it kept under tight wrap by the excellent performances and assured direction by newcomer Aubrey Lam (who until this film had only written screenplays).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s