Comrades, Almost a Love Story (甜蜜蜜i)

Comrades, Almost a Love Story (甜蜜蜜i)

Monday, February 13, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Auditorium (Room 101), Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 6511

Comrades, Almost a Love Story (甜蜜蜜, Tian mi mi)
Directed by Peter Chan Ho-Sun, 1996 (118 min)

Destiny brings two people together, but they aren’t sure if they’re meant to be friends or lovers in this romantic comedy-drama. A pair of Chinese mainlanders, new to Hong Kong, find the city overwhelming and gradually fall in love with each other over the period of a decade. In 1986, Xiaojun arrives in Hong Kong from northern China, hoping to be able to earn enough money to marry his girlfriend back home. He meets the streetwise Chiao, who is from southern China, and they become friends as she introduces him to life in Hong Kong and how to get rich quick. As friendship turns into love, problems develop, as their lives are complicated by ties to their pasts and poor decisions, and although they seem meant for each other, they somehow keep missing out.

This film was the winner of nine Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Picture, and was chosen by Time magazine as one of the ten best films of 1997.

Images of the Cityscape in Hong Kong Cinema Series

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