Archive of films Love Me Not / Love Me Not

Hong Kong
2011, 92 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2012

Aggie and Dennis are old friends, connected by more than the flat they share. While Dennis is clear about being gay, Aggie is starting to be less so. With a natural flow, this relationship chronicle avoids crisis situations, enabling it to succeed as a sensitive look at the coexistence of two interesting characters.


Synopsis

Despite their mild differences, Aggie and Dennis share an apartment and a same-sex orientation. But it’s often hard to plan things ahead of time, and ruptures await them in areas of their lives where they would have least expected it. The movie sensitively portrays its characters over the course of several years yet manages to bear comprehensive witness to their cohabitation and to the times when they live apart. While leaving room for surprises, the film clearly expresses the characters’ natural closeness, enabling the viewer to understand why they get on so well together. The bonds established between other characters are no less natural, nor are the intergenerational relationships or the unforced cinephile allusions (as when Cannes’ festival jingle can be heard when the heroine dreams of making a successful film). Although there are multiple distressing situations and Aggie suffers from a palpable lack of fulfillment, the film emanates an unostentatious optimism, proving that the causes of life’s daily joys rest not in existential questions; on the contrary, they can be found in the most ordinary of things.

About the director

Gilitte Pik Chi Leung (b. 1980, Hong Kong) first established herself in artistic circles as a musician. In 2005 she shot the medium-length film, Groundwalk, which screened at gay and lesbian festivals in Paris, Tokyo, Berlin, and Seoul. After the two shorts I Want to Make a Movie (2009) and Nameless (2011), she shot her feature debut Love Me Not. In addition to direction, she also writes, edits, and composes the music for her films.

Contacts

Colored Production Company
Room 3N, Kiu Hing Mansion, 11 Tin Hau Temple Road, , Tin Hau
Hong Kong
Tel: +85 291 933 483
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, HD CAM
European premiere

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Gilitte Pik Chi Leung
Screenplay: Gilitte Pik Chi Leung
Dir. of Photography: Gilitte Pik Chi Leung, Evangelo Costadimas
Music: Gilitte Pik Chi Leung
Editor: Gilitte Pik Chi Leung
Producer: Joyce Lam
Production: Colored Production Company
Cast: Afa Lee, Kenneth Cheng, Rebecca Yip, Siu Wu Wildchild
Contact: Colored Production Company
   
www: www.gilitteleung.com

Guests

Gilitte Pik Chi Leung

Film Director / Producer

Pui Sze Joyce Lam

Producer


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