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August Never Ends เชื่อมหัวใจไว้ด้วยรัก (2021) [บรรยายไทย]

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    ชื่อภาพยนตร์: August Never Ends เชื่อมหัวใจไว้ด้วยรัก
    ผู้กำกับภาพยนตร์: Kai Li
    ผู้เขียนบทภาพยนตร์: Kai Li
    นักแสดง:  Jin Luo, Songyun Tan, Elane Zhong
    แนว/ประเภท: ดราม่า
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    วันที่ฉาย: 16 เมษายน 2564




    เรื่องราวเกี่ยวกับเพื่อนสองคนที่มีบุคลิกที่แตกต่างกันมาก – เว่ยหยางขรึมและดื้อรั้นและเฉียว ‘องค์หญิง’ เฉียว เมื่อเสี่ยวเฉียวได้พบกับเว่ยหยางทั้งสองก็กลายเป็นเพื่อนสนิทกันได้อย่างง่ายดาย อย่างไรก็ตาม Chao Yan คู่หมั้นของ Xiao Qiao ไม่สามารถช่วยเหลือตัวเองได้ในขณะที่เขาตกหลุมรัก Weiyang อย่างลึกซึ้งซึ่งทำให้เรื่องราวความรักในเทพนิยายของ Xiao Qiao ขณะที่ทั้งสามคนเข้าไปพัวพันกับโลกแห่งความสับสนเวยหยางก็ตัดสินใจได้อย่างน่าประหลาดใจ


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    Shot three years ago in Shanghai and Japan, and belatedly released this spring to blah box office of RMB68 million, August Never Ends 八月未央 is a highly novelistic adaptation of an early short story by Mainland writer-essayist Anni Baobei 安妮宝贝 (“Annie Baby”) that’s let down by a lack of chemistry between its leads to give all the unlikely goings-on any conviction. A triangular love story that’s only really interested in the two women, it’s of passing interest thanks to the individual performances and slick mounting. But it’s given no special depth by writer-director Li Kai 李凯, a genre director (Crazy Foolish Thieves 疯狂的蠢贼, 2012; War on a String 悬战, 2015; Ghost 食人岛, 2016) here making his first feature of consequence, and lacks any narrative drive during its final half-hour, which is mostly spent tidying things up.

     

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    Li’s script closely follows the short story by Ningbo-born writer Anni Baobei – aka Qing Shan 庆山, real name Li Jie 李婕 – that was originally published in the first collection of her stories and essays back in 2001 (see cover, left). Now 46, Anni Baobei started writing online stories – generally centred on female characters and their intimate feelings – in her early 20s and several have been adapted for film, TV and even the theatre, most notably Soulmate 七月与安生 (2016), adapted from an even earlier short story. Though it’s much more tightly focused than SoulMateAugust has a very similar plot at its heart: two women of different character – one freewheeling, one conventional – form a close, “sisterly” relationship but find themselves attracted to the same man, with all the emotional betrayals and complications that involves.

    This, unfortunately, is where August fails and SoulMate succeeded so well. The platonic love affair between the freewheeling Weiyang, who loves her lack of commitments, and conventional rich girl Lin Xiaoqiao, who’s just waiting to marry her boyfriend of 10 years, isn’t remotely believable – or at least not as played and presented here. In SoulMate, actresses Zhou Dongyu 周冬雨 and Ma Sichun 马思纯 showed a natural chemistry and broad range of emotions; in August, Zhong Chuxi 钟楚曦 and Tan Songyun 谭松韵 are convincing separately but never as a pair.

    It was the same problem that affected the recent drama Wild Grass 荞麦疯长 (2020), which had hints (unfulfilled) of the same relationship and coincidentally starred Zhong and Ma. A former ballet student with a smokey screen presence , Zhong, now in her late 20s, is convincing as the independent Weiyang, who loves cruising on her motorbike when she’s not reading Murakami Haruki 村上春树 in the original Japanese or supposedly running a backstreet coffee lounge. She’s a novelistic creation but okay within the very novelistic universe of voiceovers, touchy-feely dialogue, emotional outbursts, and plenty of scenic backgrounds. But why she should take a liking to a chattering bubblehead like Lin Xiaoqiao is never convincingly explained – apart from the fact that she reminds her of her late mother and their chance meeting was therefore “fate”. Right.

    The screenplay is separated into a year of seasons, from autumn to summer, with gushy titles: “Autumn: Meeting You Was Decreed by Fate”, “Winter: Falling in Love with You Was Inevitable”, “Spring: Accompanying You Was Like Bathing in Spring Wind” and “Summer: Becoming You Was a Reincarnation”. Contrived as it is, the relationship could still have worked on screen if there was some kind of natural chemistry between the two players, but Tan, a light actress since her teens who’s now in her early 30s, lacks the acting smarts for her double role as the bubbly Lin Xiaoqiao and the tragic mother. As the guy between the two gals, TV’s Luo Jin 罗晋 (okay as the doctor in psychodrama Ash 灰烬重生, 2017) also just plays what is written on his card.

    Widescreen photography of summery Shanghai and picture-postcard Japan by d.p. Zhao Yuqing 赵昱清 and editing by the experienced Zhu Lin 朱琳 both create a slick, good-looking package. The title is a play on words, meaning “August Isn’t Over” as well as “August Weiyang”.