This Chinese erotic feature film from Ann Hui is visually appealing, the cinematography by Christopher Doyle allows for the colours to be lush and spellbinding. Blue here is the colour of love, it’s the innocence within, it is the warmest colour, the coldest texture and what dreams are made of.
Where the film fails in creating a compelling story, the cinematography is the exact opposite. I found Love After Love to have wonderful textures when it came to its imagery and with the dominant colour of blue, but also never shying away from highlighting other colours and tones too.
It has the moments of warmth and romanticism, with hints of almost like a fantastical feel because love is kind of like that right? warm and fantastical? and on the other hand there’s this realistic and naturalistic texture to it, which creates a stunning balance to the whole thing.