Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Perhaps Love & Memoirs of a Geisha

The story revolves around a love triangle wrapped in a movie-within-a-movie, and is punctuated throughout by the heartfelt score and love songs. Film student Lin Jian Tung (Takeshi Kaneshiro) falls for Suen Na (Zhou Xun), yet she values her career higher than love and flees the relationship. A decade later, Suen has become a leading movie star with the help of her lover, renowned director Nip Man (Jacky Cheung), while Lin Jian Tung has also become a star of his own right. Fate brings them back together and dictates them to collaborate in a musical about the love triangle, an irony which reflects the harsh reality. Jealousy, hatred and passion intertwine and culminate with the intervention of a seasoned fairy, a modern Cupid who shares their joy and sorrow.

Memoirs of a Geisha, scheduled for release in Dec 2005, depicts the life of a poor girl from a small Japanese fishing village sold to a geisha house in Kyoto, Japan during the Great Depression, her ultimate rise to become the most successful geisha in Kyoto's Gion District and her unending desire to be loved by the man she's always loved.