Blue Gate Crossing (Lan se da men)
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Blue Gate Crossing (Lan se da men)
Taiwanese filmmaker Yee Chih-yen follows up his debut Lonely Hearts Club with the romantic drama Lanse Da Men (Blue Gate Crossing). Best friends Meng Ke-rou (Guey Lun-mei) and Lin Yueh-chen (Liang Shu-hui) are 17-year-old high school girls. When Yueh-chen admits she likes the boy swimming champ Chang Shih-hao (Chen Bo-lin), she talks Ke-rou into talking to him for her. But Shih-hao ends up liking Ke-rou instead, and the rest of the film develops their sweet friendship and adolescent romance. The only problem is that Ke-rou thinks she might be a lesbian because she's in love with her best… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Blue Gate Crossing is 85 minutes of wistful gloom."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A wise, perceptive marvel: a gentle fable about an especially cruel time of life."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Slight but affecting."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Gentle and reflective, Blue Gate Crossing ultimately doesn't make a terribly strong impact, but it does impress with its well-composed visual style and sensitive handling of bittersweet emotion."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Little more than a vignette elongated into a feature-length movie. Moody and slow moving, it depends on the truthfulness of its performances to carry it."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Yee shows inventive skill at telling the story visually."
‑ George Wu,
"One of the best foreign films of this year."
‑ , E! Online
"A lovely little coming-of-age story."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Opening and closing mid-reverie, the film practically evaporates before your eyes and its weightlessness is surprisingly potent."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"A sweet, summery movie."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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