Blue Gate Crossing

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Blue Gate Crossing
Blue Gate Crossing film.jpg
Blue Gate Crossing DVD cover
Directed by Yee Chin-yen
Produced by Peggy Chiao
Hsu Hsiao-ming
Written by Yee Chin-yen
Starring Bolin Chen
Gwei Lun-Mei
Liang Shu-hui
Distributed by Arc Light Films
Strand Releasing
Release date(s) 27 September 2002 (Taiwan)
Running time 85 minutes
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin

Blue Gate Crossing (Chinese: 藍色大門; pinyin: lánsè dà mén) is a 2002 Taiwanese film by writer-director Yee Chin-yen. It was nominated for Best Asian Film at the 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards held in 2004.[1]

Cast[edit]

  • Bolin Chen as Zhāng Shì Háo (張士豪)
  • Gwei Lun-mei as Mèng kè róu (孟克柔)
  • Liang You Lin as Lín Yuè Zhēn (林月珍)

Reception[edit]

The film has been well-received critically. Dennis Lim, in a review for the Village Voice, observed the film's "meticulous framing and haunting use of repeated motifs" reflects the influence of Taiwanese New Wave directors Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang.[2] The Portland Mercury described the film as "a modern-day Chinese lesbo twist on the old Cyrano story" that "treads new territory in the teen coming of age drama realm," praising Yee's "haiku-like directorial lyricism." [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards nomination list Retrieved 2011-04-07
  2. ^ Girl Who Likes Girl Who Likes Boy: Taipei Teens Work It Out 18 November 2003. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  3. ^ Seventh Annual PLGFF Retrieved 2011-04-07.

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