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Yesteryou Yesterme Yesterday
Year: 1993 "No tongue, okay?"
Puppy love: Ellen Lo and John Tang
Director: Samson Chiu Leung-Chun
Producer: Peter Chan Ho-Sun
Writer: Lee Chi-Ngai
Cast: Eric Tsang Chi-Wai, Petrina Fung Bo-Bo, Lui Sau-Ling, John Tang Yat-Kwan, Ellen Lo Oi-Lun, Wong Wai-Nam, Wilson Lam Chun-Yin, Ann Bridgewater, Almen Wong Pui-Ha, Siu Yam-Yam
The Skinny: Affecting coming-of-age film and the first in the "Banana Ripening" series of films.
by Kozo:
     This coming-of-age comedy/drama comes to us from the guys who went on to found UFO. John Tang is Bo, whose adolescence is a checklist of the embarrassing and the achingly familiar. On the first day of high school, he suddenly discovers that his childhood friend Ting Ting (Ellen Lo) has become a pretty young woman. Problem is, shes got her eyes on other guys. Also,  Bos hormones kick into gear, bringing him wet dreams and fantasies about everyone from the principal to Ting Ting to Hameng (Lui Sau-Ling), the beautiful lodger that has begun to live with his family. Bo runs into problems with his mother (Fung Bo-Bo), and he suspects that his father (Eric Tsang) may be having an affair.
     Any description of plot does not do this film justice. Truth to tell, there really isnt a plot, but simply a series of vignettes that add up to a bittersweet, affecting whole. The angst in the film is familiar and handled with a truthful realism. Writer Lee Chi-Ngai and director Samson Chiu depict the most precious and perishable memories of youth without over dramatizing them. John Tang delivers a guileless performance as our protagonist Bo. Alternately funny, charming, and heartbreaking. (
Kozo 1997)
  Also see: Over the Rainbow, Under the Skirt (1994)
Yesterday You, Yesterday Me (1997)
image courtesy of Universe Laser and Video Co., Ltd. Copyright 2002-2017 Ross Chen