My broody Vic Zhou and the lovely and easy to watch Liu Shi Shi in a romantic movie? Sold! It’s fast coming up on Valentine’s Day in Chinese culture, which falls on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month commemorating the legend of the Cow Herder and the Weaver Girl and their Milky Way thwarted romance. With it comes a slew of romantic dramas, music, and of course movies to lure the couples in with pre-packaged romance at the tip of their fingers. Zai Zai and Shi Shi filmed A Moment of Love (formerly called Love Season) earlier this year in the picturesque highlands of Yunnan province in the farthest Western border of China. The story sounds a bit like Letters to Juliet, with Shi Shi playing a Beijing reporter who travels to Yunnan following the lead in an old letter to her grandmother in search of the whereabouts of her long lost love. When she arrives, she meets Zai Zai’s Taiwan-born artist who is also there on a similar quest and turns out he’s the grandson of the long lost love. The two of them take a 7-day journey perfect for falling in love and for the movie to showcase the truly stunning beauty of Yunnan. The movie will be released on August 23rd just in time for the Valentine’s Day season and catching the tail end of the Summer box office. The movie feels very low key and lovely, I really enjoyed the official MV preview set to the theme song called “Pity for Love”. Shi Shi’s character is engaged to be married but feels uncertain and uses this work assignment to travel and clear her head, except her chance encounter with Zai Zai’s character complicates her heart. Funnily enough, it sounds just like the damn love triangle in Goddess of Marriage, even down to the traveling to a picturesque locale for work and finding unexpected romance. I love both Shi Shi and Zai Zai and this movie looks so darn pretty and appealing its a must watch for me. Hopefully the story is thoughtful and satisfying so that I can cross off yet another dream onscreen pairing from my wish list. Check out the movie posters, stills, and watch the MV and teaser below.
Official MV Preview for A Moment in Love:
Teaser for A Moment in Love: