Blue Gate Crossing

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Blue Gate Crossing
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Blue Gate Crossing DVD cover
Directed by Yee Chin-yen
Written byYee Chin-yen
Produced by Peggy Chiao
Wang Toon
Hsu Hsiao-ming
Hsu Bing-xi
Zhang Zhi-wei
Starring Bolin Chen
Gwei Lun-mei
Yolin Liang
CinematographyQian Xiang
Edited byLiao Qing-song
Music byChris Hou
Distributed byArc Light Films
Strand Releasing (USA)
Release date
27 September 2002 (Taiwan)
Running time
83 minutes
Language Mandarin

Blue Gate Crossing (Chinese :藍色大門; pinyin :lánsè dà mén) is a 2002 Taiwanese film by writer-director Yee Chin-yen. It was nominated for Best Asian Film at the 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards held in 2004. [1]






The film has been well-received critically. Dennis Lim, in a review for the Village Voice, observed the film's "meticulous framing and haunting use of repeated motifs" reflects the influence of Taiwanese New Wave directors Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang. [2] The Portland Mercury described the film as "a modern-day Chinese lesbo twist on the old Cyrano story" that "treads new territory in the teen coming of age drama realm," praising Yee's "haiku-like directorial lyricism." [3]


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  1. (in Chinese) 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards nomination list Retrieved 2011-04-07
  2. Girl Who Likes Girl Who Likes Boy: Taipei Teens Work It Out Archived October 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine 18 November 2003. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  3. Seventh Annual PLGFF Retrieved 2011-04-07.