Pleasure · Love
Dir: Huang Yao
Cast: Guo Xiaodong, Yu Nan, Sun Yi, Ying Daizhen
102 mins | In Putonghua with Chinese & English subtitles

* Director will attend Q&A after 25/9 screening.

20-year-old young man Jiang Nan meets a beautiful painter named Hu Yajie (36 years old), who has a butterfly-shaped birthmark on her body. They have sex in an old residential building and thereafter frequent this love nest of theirs. One year later the painter gets killed in a car accident, leaving a bottle containing her birthday wish note in a tree hole back in her hometown, which she hides many years earlier… 21-year-old college graduate Hu Yajie comes to Beijing and meets a middle-aged writer named Jiang Nan. When they are about to be consumed by erotic flames, Jiang Nan gets cooled off by the butterfly-shaped scar on Hu Yajie's body... Pleasure·Love represents an intricate circle of love, capturing the agony and the ecstasy of two intertwined relationships that reflect back on each other.

Director Bio
Huang Yao, born and raised in Henan, is a Beijing-based screenwriter and director. In 1996, he left his hometown to study film in the Central Academy of Drama. Pleasure·Love is his writing/directing debut. It is selected to Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition, and is the only Asian film in competition this year.

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