Director: Stanley Kwan
Everlasting Regret received six nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
Based on the best-selling 1996 novel by Wang Anyi, Stanley Kwan's handsome epic, Everlasting Love, sweeps across the screen on a wave of Shanghai nostalgia. Using its troubled anti-heroine to navigate the troubled waters of her epoch, the film exudes the charm of this splendid city.
Qiyao (Sammi Cheng) is a celebrated beauty who spends the period leading up to the establishment of the Peoples' Republic in the guilded oblivion of romance. When her lover disappears, her glamorous lifestyle vanishes along with him, and so seems the old and radiant Shanghai with the advent of the new regime. The following years only fortify her decline.
With powerful grace and wisdom, Everlasting Love reflects the sadness of everyday lives overwhelmed by mighty waves of change. “Under the elegant and passionate directorial hand of Stanley Kwan, this wonderful, sorrowful tale has found an immaculate cinematic expression.” - Toronto International Film Festival.
D Stanley Kwan P Jackie Chan, Willie Chan, Baoping Chen, Jun Fangm Pengle Xu S Elmond Yeung WS Golden Scene Company Ltd L Mandarin w/English Subtitles TD 35mm/2005/115mins
Stanley Kwan was born in Hong Kong in 1957. His films include Rouge (1988), Red Rose, White Rose (1995) and Still Love You After All (1997).