Be My Love- -
While sitting in his favourite restaurant at Christmas 1963, popular author Chim Kei (Patrick Tse Yin) meets a young woman, Mimi (Josephine Siao Fong-fong), wearing little on the cold night and wanting a lift home afterwards.
While sitting in his favorite restaurant at Christmas 1963, popular author Chim Kei (Patrick Tse Yin) meets a young woman, Mimi (Josephine Siao Fong-fong), wearing little on a cold night and wanting a lift home afterward.
Chim Kei is drawn to the woman and soon they start seeing each other. Though the man later discovers the woman is a call girl with a troubled past, he proposes marriage. But soon afterwards, she vanishes. The unfinished romance leads Chim Kei to publish a novel with no ending two years later but once the book comes out the truth of what happens is slowly revealed. First Mimi reappears at the restaurant wearing a mask to hide a bruised face and soon her sorry tale starts to involve Chim Kei’s childhood best friend, opening up a cold and cruel world to the writer. Set over the course of several years, Winter Love is an elegant but thoroughly bleak affair.
Using extensive flashbacks, the film charts the sad story of Mimi’s past, how it shapes her overwhelmingly negative outlook on life and how it comes to effect those around her. Chim Kei too sees his life turned around sharply and beyond his control, both through the affair and from another person’s wrong turns. Chor Yuen sets the story in both stylish interiors and the darkness of night, with the dramatic highlight shot in a desolate concrete stadium. Patrick Tse and Josephine Siao excel in the lead roles, playing out the downbeat melodrama with mature performances alongside strong support parts from Patrick Lung Kong and Wong Oi-ming.
Thanks to Far East Film Festival