PERHAPS LOVE


Title   Cast   Director   Year Shown  Other Info    Country  Notes 


Yu guo. Oi

Hong Kong, 2005, 106 min

Shown in 2006

CREDITS

dir
Peter Ho-Sun Chan
prod
Andre Morgan, Peter Ho-Sun Chan
scr
Aubrey Lam, Raymond To
cam
Christopher Doyle, Peter Pau
editor
Wenders Li, Kong Chi-leung
mus
Peter Kam, Leon Ko
cast
Jacky Cheung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhou Xun, Eric Tsang, Sandra Ng, Zhang Ming, Ji Jin-hee

OTHER

source
Celestial Pictures, Shaw Administration Bldg. Lot 220, Clear Water Bay Rd., Kowloon, Hong Kong. FAX: +852-2243-0008. EMAIL: enquiry@celestialpictures.com.

COMMENTS

Peter Ho-Sun Chan and Andre Morgan in attendance.
Perhaps Love

Told through a kaleidoscope of flashbacks and lavish film-within-a-film musical numbers, Peter Ho-Sun Chan’s Perhaps Love is a heartrending romantic triangle set in Shanghai and Beijing, featuring a ravishing pan-Asian all-star cast, including Hong Kong singer/actor Jacky Cheung (July Rhapsody), Chinese actress Zhou Xun (Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress), Japanese heartthrob Takeshi Kaneshiro (House of Flying Daggers) and Korean film and TV star Ji Jin-Hee (If You Were Me). The film revolves around the exquisite Miss Zhou, who is picture-perfect as the elusive object of Cheung and Kaneshiro’s ardent and ultimately hopeless desires. In the scenes from the past, set in the back alleys of a snow-covered Beijing photographed by master cinematographer Chris Doyle (2046), she plays an impulsive and ambitious would-be actress. In present-day Shanghai, opulently shot in rich greens and reds by Peter Pau (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), she is a haughty screen idol cast opposite ex-lover Kaneshiro in a new musical by veteran film director and current boyfriend Cheung. And in the musical itself—choreographed by Bollywood mainstay Farah Khan (Monsoon Wedding) and blending Asian sensibilities with the influence of Western musical melodramas such as Chicago, Phantom of the Opera and Moulin Rouge—she excels as a stunningly beautiful trapeze artist and amnesiac femme fatale. Chan’s mastery of mood and emotion is exceptional, as Perhaps Love is by turns energetic and elegiac, its giddiness often yielding to sadness and melancholy. As a lament for love lost and as a passionate tribute to cinema’s ability to immortalize our fleeting lives, Perhaps Love is a magical, deeply moving experience.

—Graham Leggat