Departing from his signature twist-filled horrors, writer-director Oxide Pang delivers a pure love youth melodrama that wears its heart gallantly on the sleeve. Artfully shot with Pang's usual eye for color and cinematography, Basic Love stands out in its heartfelt simplicity, and shines with fine performances from the fresh young cast. Janice Man, in particular, garnered attention for breaking from her doll-like image, and for locking lips onscreen with Elanne Kwong. The film also features supporting appearances from veteran actress Cheng Pei Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and the other three members of Square.
Casts: Elanne Kwong, Janice Man, Rex Ho, Xu Zheng Xi, James Ho, Brian Li, Yumi Yin