The Chinese authorities were not pleased with this work, supposedly the first openly gay film to come out of Red China.
| Original Score: C+
Sua inegável relevância política e social (especialmente à época de seu lançamento) infelizmente não se traduz em qualidade narrativa.
| Original Score: 2/5
[Has] a sophistication and haunting complexity that would be the pride of any open Western auteur.
Feels like a stage play with two characters in a single room, but the way the story delicately unfolds keeps us gripped.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Though too verbose and static, it's the first film to deal explicitly with gay life in China, and as such adds a panel to the growing body of movies about sexual politics in rigid societies.
| Original Score: B