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Eternal Summer (2006)
"Sheng xia guang nian" (original title)

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Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen's sensitive tale of friendship and yearning. As a child living in a seaside town in southern ... See full synopsis »

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Bryant Chang ...
Kang Cheng-hsing / Jonathan (as Jui-chia Chang)
Hsiao-chuan Chang ...
Yu Shou-heng / Shane (as Joseph Chang)
Kate Yeung ...
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Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen's sensitive tale of friendship and yearning. As a child living in a seaside town in southern Taiwan... See full synopsis »

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No One Wishes To Be Lonely, Neither Do We.

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Beautiful portrayal of human relationships
1 July 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about the friendship and relationship of 2 schoolboys and a schoolgirl in rural Taiwan.

This film is slow, but it is beautifully made. The characters are developed very well. The plot is touching and intense. The psychological turmoil of Jonathan is portrayed well through his expressions and his behaviour. The film successfully portrays teenage identity confusion, jealousy, passion and love. It is a beautiful portrayal of same sex feelings.

Only one comment though, I think the director uses too much mirrors. I can think of at least five scenes that uses a mirror (and nothing else can be seen apart from the mirror) to reflect what is going on in the other side of the room. The technique can add depth and can offer great composition of the shot, but I think it really is overused in the movie.


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