First Love – The Litter on the Breeze


Time Out says

Ex-DJ/rap star Kot's first feature is the only attempt to 'do' Wong Kar-Wai which was actually produced by Wong Kar-Wai. Framed as an enquiry into the true nature of 'first love', it comprises five sketchy episodes interrupted by directorial voice-overs ('Isn't Chris Doyle's hand-held camerawork amazing? Got anything for a headache?') and to-camera pieces by Kot posing as a big time director. The only sustained episode is the last one, in which a grocer, fearing a long delayed retribution from the fiancée he jilted ten years earlier, imagines himself the victim in an urban remake of Ashes of Time. The generally childish humour is fairly wearying, but it never quite cancels out the naked sincerity which underpins the whole thing.

By: TR


Release details

102 mins

Cast and crew

Eric Kot
Eric Kot, Ocean Chan, Yip Lim-Sum
Eric Kot
Karen Mok
Takeshi Kaneshiro
Lee Wei-Wei
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