Hu Die
2004 / 124m - Hong Kong
Drama, Romance
Butterfly poster


March 10, 2024


A stylish lesbian drama that turned quite a few heads in Hong Kong. Not because it is so outrageous (on the contrary), it's just that Hong Kong is pretty prudish when it comes to LGBTQ+ topics. The film felt more like a Taiwanese drama to me, sporting lovely cinematography, toned-down performances, and slow but deliberate pacing. There's nothing too novel or original here, but the execution is flawless and the film hits all the right notes.

September 27, 2005