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2016 / China/ 110 minutes/ Chinese/ Drama, Romance

Director: Derek Tsang

Script: Peter Ho-sun Chan

Producers: Le Che

Director of Photography: Jake Pollock

Editor: Derek Hui

Sound: Yusuke Hatano

Cast: Zhou Dongyu, Ma Sichun, Toby Lee

Production company:JOYCORE ENTERTAINMENT,J.Q.PICTURES,Alibaba·Pictures,WE Pictures


Synopsis

[Adapted by Annie Baby’s novel, Qiyue and Ansheng]
Set in the city, Soulmate centers on a love-triangle between two women and one man. Due to a twist of fate, the two high school best friends fall in love with the same man, planting the seeds of tragedy. The story chronicles the coming of age journey of two very different young women, who choose different paths in life. July and Ansen are flip sides of the same coin; one is calm like water and the other is passionate like fire. Although they endure the rites of passage together, from youth to adulthood, their friendship may only persist in the form of a long goodbye, until they part forever.

Director’s profile

Derek Tsang began working as an actor in Hong Kong and found himself in numerous film projects including Golden Chicken (2002), The Eye 2 (2004), Pang Ho-Cheung AV (2005), Isabella (2006) The Thieves (2012),Z Storm (2014),From Vegas to Macau II (2015) . Starting from 2010, Tsang also went on directing his own films and co-directed with Jimmy Wan for his directorial debut Lover’s Discourse and was nominated in 15th BIFF New Currents section and competed for the Best New Director award in 47th Golden Horse Film Festival Award and awarded for Grand Prix (Best Picture Award) in 6th Osaka Asian Film Festival. Tsang’s directorial debut, Soul Mate (2016) was critically acclaimed and earned him Best Director nominations at 53rd Taipei Golden Horse Awards 2016, 11th Asian Film Awards 2017 and 36th Hong Kong Film Awards 2017.