An ecocritical short with an alien and Gothic twist.
With a strong cast including the HK writer John Chan Koon-chung as a co-scripter, Christopher Doyle as a co-cinematographer, Danny Chung as the sound designer, My Heart Is That Eternal Rose has strong affinity with WKW's early films, esp. Days of Being Wild (1990) and Fallen Angels (1995):
- That scene when Rick Ma (Kenny Bee) met Ah-Lap (Joey Wong) evokes that noted "eternal 1 minute" scene of Leslie Cheung and Maggie Cheung at the tuck shop
- The "killers…
I can easily name the three things that I like most about this film:
1) The open kitchen of Drunken Knight with waterfalls at the back;
2) Cheung Pei-pei's swordplay and how her character resembles Brigette Lin's character in New Dragon Gate Inn (Raymond Lee, 1992); and
3) The few seconds of blue/white/red neon lights as the speedy signs of swordplay when Drunken Knight have his final duel with Abbot Liao Kung.
There are some conventional King Hu elements in…