The IP film Fall in Love at First Kiss directed by Yushan Chen, will be in theatres of United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand at the same time on Valentine’s Day.
Xiangqin Yuan (Yun Lin) and Zhishu Jiang (Dalu Wang)
The Odds of Two People Falling in Love at the Same Time is Not Definite
Judging from the name of the film, Fall in Love at First Kiss, you will naturally think about pure love. In fact, this film, adapted from the Japanese manga Itazura na Kiss is indeed telling a story of puppy love that is full of hardships, sweetness and beauty. In the released trailer of this film, Xiangqin Yuan (Yun Lin) said: “They say that the first person you fall in love with in your life will have a permanent influence on you.” “That year, I fall in love with a man that I will love for life.” Xiangqin Yuan of Grade One Class F has fallen in love with Zhishu Jiang (Dalu Wang) of Grade One Class A. The moment she saw him, she knows that he is the one. However, from F to A, there is a long way to go, since it is love at first sight only for Xiangqin, not for Zhishu. There is an interesting question posed in the lyrics of Zhendesha,the theme song of Fall in Love at First Kiss sung by Jiaying Xu: “What are the odds of the one you love also loves you back?” For Xiangqin, I believe the answer is from 0 to 1.
Us in a Parallel Universe
In the official trailer of Fall in Love at First Kiss, Xiangqin Yuan of Grade One Class F has fallen in love with Zhishu Jiang (Dalu Wang), a top student of Grade One Class A at first sight. In the video, you will find her goo-goo eyes towards Zhishu, her secret attention to him, her nervousness in front of him, and the sadness and awkwardness on her face when she finally had the courage to send him a love letter yet got rejected. Scenes like these sound like cliché, yet familiar and sweet. It seems that a rewind button had been pressed in our memory, and we were back at the adolescence years. We saw the people we loved, remembered the unsaid words, shed tears, had laughter and all those sweet bitterness…It is as if that Xiangqin’s story was the experience that we might have had in a parallel universe.
“Thank You for Coming into My Life”
Imagine, on Valentine’s Day, we come to the cinema and watch Fall in Love at First Kiss. We follow the story, and at the same time, recall our own memories of younger years. Maybe not every couple gets a happy ending like Xiangqin and Zhishu do, “but that experience was beautiful”, “even regrets are sweet”, “maybe having met you has already made my life perfect”. In the end, try to say this quietly to him/her from the old days: “Thank you for coming into my life.”