Candy Rain is a romantic drama which combines four intimate, lyrical tales exploring lesbian relationship in contemporary Taiwan. In the first episode, a young girl escapes a broken love for the uncertainties of friendship (and more) in Taipei. In the second, another girl, seeking her ideal, finds herself involved with a wealthy woman instead. The third story follows a heroine trying to find a balance between marriage and separation from her true love. The final story portrays a volatile foursome anchored by singer-actress Karena Lam. A rich, bittersweet spectrum of love and loss, based on true stories.
An omnibus film about four lesbian relationships, Candy Rain leads off with a tale of two old friends, who are tested by their burgeoning lesbian relationship. They sleep together and bask in each other’s company, but minor differences get in the way of a smooth ride to happily ever after, leading to an inevitable break up and a possible make up. Story two centers on an OCD-suffering introvert who works as a chef and meets possible partners online. Her new girl is a forward older woman, and the two manage some semblance of relationship progression before clashing personalities – and one partner’s irrational need for loneliness – gets in the way of extended bliss.
A longtime love is the focus of story three, where Summer and Spancer declare their undying love right before Summer is due to be married. And yet the two promise to reunite many years later. Spancer is left to face the years alone without her one and only, but as always, the best laid plans don’t always work out, as Summer comes crawling back – perhaps with her new husband in tow. Finally, story four is about a hyper emotional masochist whose new girlfriend abuses her in glorious comic fashion. Of course, the masochist will wake up, respect herself, and ditch her crappy relationships, right? Hmm, maybe not. Meanwhile, some delivery guy wanders all over Taipei trying to deliver a package to somebody named “Candy Rain.” Will he find Candy Rain, and will it actually matter if he does or not?
(Source: en.wikipedia.org; lovehkfilm.com)
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Original Title: Hua chi le na nv hai
Director: Hung-i Chen
Stars: Josephine A. Blankstein, Cheer Chen, Yang-kun Chen
Run time: 106 min