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Three Summers
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Awards:

13th Annual HK Film Awards
• Nomination - Best New Artist (Cherie Chan Siu-Ha)

Availability:

DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Mei Ah Entertainment
16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen

Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 5.1
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

Year: 1993
Director: Lawrence Lau Kwok-Cheung
Producer: Sylvia Chang
Writer: Sylvia Chang
Cast: Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Veronica Yip Yuk-Hing, Wu Chien-Lien, Cherie Chan Siu-Ha, Sunny Chan Kam-Hung
The Skinny: Occasionally diverting coming-of-age drama from Sylvia Chang. While sometimes affecting, the film is ultimately disjointed and inconclusive.
Review
by Kozo:
     Painfully slow coming-of-age story about a teenage girl (Cherie Chan) and three consecutive summers during her youth that set in motion the inner workings of her soul, or something like that. Three Summers comes with some high expectations, as it was produced and written by Sylvia Chang, and features Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Veronica Yip and Wu Chien-Lien. Unfortunately, the film itself doesn't cohere into anything more than a well-meaning, but unnecessary drama. Leung and Yip turn in charismatic yet empty performances, and there are some moments which echo the pain and insecurity of growing up. At the same time, the film detours into questionably relevant darkness and subplots which seem almost tangential. On the whole, Three Summers can be a mild diversion, but those seeking more (as I did) will likely be unimpressed. (Kozo 1996)
 
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