Special thanks to Toggle for the tickets that I have won to the gala movie premiere of Soul Mate 《七月与安生》. Director Derek Tsang (do you know he is actually Hong Kong Veteran Eric Tsang’s son?) made a short appearance at the cinema for promotions too. So here I’m to bring to you the second review of the week, after the review on Trolls.
A chinese review will follow after this but do note that it is not a direct translation. 🙂
Soul Mate is adapted from a novel by Annie Baby. Two girls met at the age of 13 and became the best of friends. Qiyue is the obedient perfect girl while Ansheng is the cheeky and rebellious one. Their life starts to take a drastic turn when they grew up and fell in love with the same guy-Su Jiamimg. They went on separate path and met again a few years later……
Sounds like an ordinary romance triangle story but the movie tells much more than this. I like how the emotions depicted are so intense and raw that it doesn’t take much screen time to let the story flows. Chinese actress Zhang Donyu is simply good in her role. She has portrayed Ansheng in a convincing and natural way.
The focus is a lot on the friendship between the two girls (nope here is no homosexuality in the film). If you are looking for sweet and romantic moments, sorry to say there isn’t much. However, there are a couple of best-friend-forever moments, and many heart-breaking scenes.
A notable point is that this movie is nominated for 7 awards at the Golden Horse Awards 2016! It is definitely a movie not to be missed! Ok, moving on to my Chinese review.
Warriors rating： 4.5/5
Soul Mate 《七月与安生》 opens in Singapore theatre on 10 Nov 2016