Love in a Puff

Chi ming yu chun kiu

“An achingly romantic comic two-hander crackling with pithy dialogue and witty observations on contemporary dating.” — Mike Goodridge, Screendaily
Year: 2010
Country: Hong Kong
Running time: 95 mins
Censor Rating: M - offensive language, sexual references
Genres: Love stories

Producers: Pang Ho-cheung, Subi Liang
Screenplay: Pang Ho-chueng, Heiward Mak
Photography: Jason Kwan
Editor: Wenders Li
Music: Alan Wong, Janet Yung
In Cantonese with English subtitles
CinemaScope

With: Miriam Yeung (Cherie), Shawn Yue (Jimmy), Cheung Tat Ming (Joseph), Miao Fei-lin (waitress), Chui Tien You (cashier), Roy Szeto, Jo Kuk (Double K), Sharon Luk (Vivian), Charmaine Fong (Patty), Vincent Kok, Matt Chow

“Ever-attuned to the lifestyle choices of contemporary 20-something Hong Kongers, director Pang Ho-cheung takes the change in smoking laws as his cue for this exuberant romantic comedy. Cherie (Miriam Yeung) works as a saleswoman and Jimmy (Shawn Yue) is a young advertising executive. They meet in a laneway populated by nearby office workers who smoke, tell stories, smoke, flirt and smoke some more. She is in a failing relationship and he has just been dumped in favour of a Frenchman (the brunt of the joke that kick-starts the film) – their attraction is immediate, enveloped in the heady fumes of their shared social vice. Bristling with rapid-fire dialogue, this thoroughly enjoyable film is spiced throughout with comic interview confessions about the things people do in the name of love.” — Clare Stewart, Sydney Film Festival.

“Spot-on, perfectly capturing the behaviour, rituals and dating etiquette of local Hong Kongers.” — James Marsh, Twitch

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