Candy Rain (film)

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Candy Rain
Candy Rain poster.jpg
Directed byChen Hung-I
Produced byWei Ying-chuan
Chen Hung-i
Zhang Mei-ling
Written byLin Yan-ru
Chen Hung-i
Lin A.D.
StarringKarena Lam
Cyndi Wang
Josephine Hsu
Lu Chia-Hsin
Grace Chen
Belle Hsin
Sandrine Pinna
Waa Wei
Niki Wu
Kao I-Ling
Flora Sun
Music byChen Chien-Ci
CinematographyFisher Yu
Edited byChen Hung-i
Liu Chun-Hsiu
Production
company
Red Society Films
Quidam Studios
Distributed byThree Dots Entertainment
Release date
  • 12 September 2008 (2008-09-12)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryTaiwan
LanguageMandarin

Candy Rain (Chinese: 花吃了那女孩; Wade–Giles: Huā Chīle Nā Nǚhái), also known as 愛情糖果雨 (Chinese: Àiqíng Tángguǒ Yǔ), is a 2008 Taiwanese film directed by Chen Hung-I (陳宏一).

Plot[edit]

Candy Rain is a romantic drama which combines four intimate, lyrical tales exploring lesbian relationship in contemporary Taiwan. In the first episode, a young girl escapes a broken love for the uncertainties of friendship (and more) in Taipei. In the second, another girl, seeking her ideal, finds herself involved with a wealthy woman instead. The third story follows a heroine trying to find a balance between marriage and separation from her true love. The final story portrays a volatile foursome anchored by singer-actress Karena Lam. A rich, bittersweet spectrum of love and loss, based on true stories.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critical response to the film has been mixed. Kozo of the Love HK Film website called Candy Rain "a light, lesbian-themed art film that's uneven and obvious in execution,"[1] but Russell Edwards of Variety gave the film mild praise for its "charming" performances and "gracefully shot" cinematography.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kozo. Candy Rain review at Love HK Film. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
  2. ^ Edwards, Russell. Candy Rain (Taiwan) at Variety.com, published 4 April 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2019.

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