Lan Yu


(out of 5)

A businessman visiting Beijing just before the riot in Tiananmen Square picks up Lan Yu, a college student willing to do anything for cash. What our businessman doesn’t know is that his conquest is a very sensitive and slightly naive young man who is capable of vast amounts of generous love, and soon the two start a very passionate romance. The usual dramatics (someone cheats, someone leaves, the businessman wants to marry a woman for the appearance of normality) all come in their due time, and there’s really nothing bad you can say about it. The film is well paced, appropriately short and never in any way spectacular except one: these guys have a lot of chemistry, and the loves scenes are wonderfully sexy.

Kwan’s Creation Workshop, Yongning Creation Workshop

Hong Kong/China2001

Directed by

Screenplay by

Cinematography by ,

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by William Chang

Film Editing by William Chang

Toronto International Film Festival 2001


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