'The Story of 90 Coins' unfolds through a special promise of love and happiness made by one male passionate lover to a seemingly reluctant girl. Ninety coins symbolize ninety days the guy gives himself to convince the girl to marry him by showing her his true color and prove his intentions. Everything seems to go quite well as the two, in fact, fall in love. But time passes and the romance bubble deflates as reality breaks in with its daily routine, ambiguity, and incomprehension. Will they be able to overcome this critical passage or will they put an end to what it started so pure and beautiful? Without spoiling the finale, the short film reminds: "Don't let a promise just be a beautiful memory" which somehow invites to not surrender to the hard moments of love but to try trusting its capacity of resilience and re-launch it in a greater perspective. In sum, try not to kill something beautiful as you may regret for the rest of your life. This is the story of a promise, ...Written by
Zhuang Zhiqi (the main actress) was in Hong Kong and could not attend the preliminary casting session in Beijing. But she e-mailed over a casting video filmed with her smartphone and edited it by herself. Director Michael Wong and his crew were immediately convinced that she was the right candidate. See more »
Modern society has placed women and men on more equal footing when it comes to career choices, romance and living locations.
This is both wonderful and awful at the same time. Awful because it is so hard for a loving couple to stay together when there are so many choices and there is adventure and opportunity at every turn. Wonderful because this heightened romance, equality and joy is possible. This insightful and lovely film explores this possibility.
"Woman cannot take advantage of these preliminary reforms (in society), until she herself shall have undergone a still mightier change (within); in which, perhaps, the ethereal essence, wherein she has her truest life, will be found to have evaporated." Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Scarlet Letter
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