Synopsis by Mark Deming
Fantasy blends with romantic comedy in this charmer from Hong Kong. Athena (Kelly Chen), a new age therapist who specializes in aromatherapy, has been deeply mired in loneliness since her boyfriend, a police officer, was killed in the line of duty. Athena knows that she needs help and one day she gets it in the form of her guardian angel. But her angel -- named, of course, Angel (Takeshi Kaneshiro) -- doesn't arrive quite in the manner she expected, making a less than graceful landing on her balcony before helping her find new love. Lavender was screened at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival.