Romance

Alan Mak – Yuen mong shu AKA Final Romance (2001)

Ah Dik and Jean meet up in Japan to bury the ashes of Ah Dik’s brother and Jean’s sister, who were once lovers. Love soon blossoms between Jean and Ah Dik but their romance is shortlived when Jean’s father appears and abruptly takes her back to Hong Kong to be engaged to a doctor. Read More »

Nancy Savoca – True Love (1989)

Synopsis:
Donna and Michael are getting married. But first, they have to plan the reception, get the tux, buy the rings, and cope with their own uncertainty about the decision. Michael fears commitment. Donna has her doubts about Michael’s immaturity. Both are getting cold feet. Read More »

Yorgos Tsemberopoulos – Xafnikos erotas AKA Sudden Love (1984)

Synopsis
Eleni (Betty Livanou) is married and has a child. In an attempt to escape the boredom of her daily routine, she meets a good man (Antonis Theodorakopoulos). They have a passionate relationship that lasts only as long as the trip they take to Lisbon. Read More »

Joel Schumacher – St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)

St. Elmo’s Fire, released in 1985, is one of the defining movies of the 1980s brat pack genre. (Along with ‘The Breakfast Club’, ‘Sixteen Candles’ and ‘Pretty In Pink’). Its major stars, slick editing and production and its soundtrack made it a financial (although not a critical) success.

This clasic mid-80’s coming-of-age film revolves around a group of friends that have just graduated from Georgetown University and their adjustment to their post-university lives, the quarter-life crisis, and the responsibilities of encroaching adulthood. Read More »

Juan José Campanella – El mismo amor, la misma lluvia AKA Same Love, Same Rain (1999)

In 1980, Jorge Pellegrini (Ricardo Darín), a young and talented Argentinian writer, upon returning from a trip to Europe, is forced to write short love stories for “Cosas”, a local, light-themed magazine, to aid his dire financial situation. His boss and best friend, Roberto (Eduardo Blando), constantly censors Jorge’s stories, by deciding which parts to take out or which stories not to print. Jorge’s friend and mentor, Mastronardi, often visits the magazine HQ asking Roberto for work, but due to his history of struggling against the military government in Argentina, finds himself in a black list and cannot find work. Read More »

Alan Wade – The Pornographer: A Love Story (2004)

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The relationship between a director and an actress takes a turn when the lines between art and life are crossed. Read More »

Akihiko Shiota – Hiru mo Yoru mo AKA Lifeline (2016)

Plot: Ryosuke (Koji Seto) runs a used car dealership in the sticks, some way outside Tokyo. He inherited the business, and doesn’t enjoy running it. When a girl (Jun Yoshinaga) is dumped by the driver of a car on the road outside his forecourt, his life starts to turn upside-down. (from Letterboxd) Read More »