Lan Yue (1997)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Taiwan  |  
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This Taiwanese film has a random element; projectionists can show the reels in any sequence they choose -- which echoes the indecision displayed by characters in the film. Dennis Potter overtones also surface since another device used here is a Potter-like film-within-the-film: Movie producer A-gua (David Wang) is working on a film titled Blue Moon, directed by Ko Yi-cheng. Yi-fang (pop performer Tarcy Su), who works in a flower shop, has a secret admirer -- A-gua. Divorced writer Chuen-shu (Leon Dai) hangs out at the Blue Moon bar-restaurant, run by Luo-an (Teddy Lo), who tells Yi-fang that she must choose between Chuen-shu and A-gua. Since the reels can be seen in any order, then don't the credits interfere with such a free-form structure? No -- because they're slipped into the film-within-the-film. Shown at 1997 film festivals (London, Vancouver).



divorce, fear-of-commitment, love-triangle, writing


Low Budget