Turn Left, Turn Right
|Turn Left, Turn Right|
|Directed by||Johnnie To
|Produced by||Johnnie To
|Written by||Wai Ka-Fai
|Music by||Ben Cheung
Chung Chi Wing
|Editing by||Law Wing-Cheong|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. (China)|
|Running time||96 min|
Turn Left, Turn Right (Chinese: 向左走·向右走; pinyin: Xiàng zuǒ zǒu, xiàng yòu zǒu; Cantonese Yale: Heung joh chow, heung yau chow) is a 2003 joint Hong Kong-Singaporean romance film, filmed in Taipei. Produced and directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai, the film stars Takeshi Kaneshiro and Gigi Leung. The story is based on the book A Chance of Sunshine by Jimmy Liao, who makes a cameo appearance in the film. It is also the first Chinese-language Asian film ever from Warner Bros.
The original graphic novel is now sold under the name "Turn left, turn right" and consists of a series of detailed cartoon images, with a small amount of text in a diary style. The film has managed to include every single image in the book with a high level of accuracy, although some are fleeting.
- Fujing Street
- Beitou Hotspring Park
- MRT Beitou Station
- Xinyi, Taipei City Hall Plaza, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi
The poem recited by the main female protagonist of this film is ""Love at First Sight" ("Miłość od pierwszego wejrzenia") by famous Polish poet, essayist and translator Wisława Szymborska (She was awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature). The film used the translation of Walter Whipple. Another popular translation of the poem is by Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh.
The movie features two songs performed by Gigi Leung, The Luck for Two People and The Edge of the Magic Roundabout, and one by Stefanie Sun, Yu Jian.
- "Box office by Country: Turn Left, Turn Right Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04
- Turn Left, Turn Right at the Internet Movie Database
- Review at Moviepie.com
- Poem "Love At First Sight" by Wisława Szymborska, translated by Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh
- Poem "Love At First Sight" by Wisława Szymborska, translated by Walter Whipple