Love For All Seasons (2003)

Try and try again. This is the old adage that best describes the continuing collaboration of Johnnie To Kei-Fung and Wai Ka-Fai. As with Running on Karma, the directors get all mystical as they poetically skewer many of the more ironic aspects of modern Hong Kong society.

Thanks to industry veteran and Milkyway house cinematographer Cheng Siu-Keung, Love for All Seasons is a great looking film. Sammi Cheng Sau-Man is quite good in her role as the "temporary" head of Omei Temple who must experience 21st century "love" to master a legendary sword stance. Funniest scenes revolve around Louis Koo Tin-Lok’s parents. This movie is quite enjoyable.

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