Ever Since We Love - available NOW on our virtual online cinema!

Nov 1 to Dec 31

Li Yu - 2015 - 106m - China - In Mandarin with English Subtitles

WATCH NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

PART OF YOUR VIEWING FEES GOES TO HELPING US ALONG IN THESE HARD TIMES!

To Qiu Shui, a young lad in his most hungry, curious, and restless 20s, the whole world can feel pornographic. Studying at China's top medical college, he can break down men's carnal impulses with solid human anatomy knowledge but can't grasp his own inner desire that draws him to three disparate women-the fairylike hometown first love, the marriageable college girlfriend, and the sensuous businesswoman. It's the 1990s when China just opened up to exciting opportunities and risks. Unprecedented social fluidity provokes individuals'materialist and romantic appetites. The cruel new world crushes Qiushui's burning passion. Each of his lovers moves on, leaving him alone in emotional pains. As he looks back at his chaotic youth as a grownup years later, he's rewarded a deeper understanding of what it means to live and love. Adapting best selling novelist Feng Tang's "Everything Grows", award-winning director Li Yu reunites with her long-time collaborator Fan Bingbing to narrate a story from a male protagonist for the first time.

"...helmer Li is on surer footing here with the sort of material that has always suited her best: complex women in complicated relationships...Li’s protags are sexually assertive, her love scenes wantonly sensuous even within the boundaries of Chinese screening standards." - Maggie Lee, Variety

"...the somewhat bumpy ride that Ever Since We Love takes to emotional maturity makes it infinitely more interesting than the routine campus-based nostalgia trips that are now a staple of China’s commercial cinema." - John Berra, VCinema

"Technical contributions are strong on the visual side, with textured photography by the talented Zeng Jian (Mystery; Blind Massage, 2014) that encompasses a wide range of moods and, in a bungee-jumping outing, recalls the train-ride in Buddha Mountain in its play with light." - Derek Elley, Film Business Asia

View Trailer

Ever Since We Love - available NOW on our virtual online cinema! poster