Us And Them (PG13)
Starring Jing Boran, Zhou Dongyu
Directed by René Liu
This bittersweet, beautifully acted drama, streaming on Netflix, is Taiwanese singer-actress René Liu’s directorial debut, and a box-office champ in China when it came out in April.
Jing Boran and Zhou Dongyu play strangers who meet-cute on a train en route from Beijing to their hometown during the Spring Festival period, and in the ensuing years they become BFF and eventually an on-and-off couple.
When they reunite a decade later, they wax nostalgic, reflect on regrets and mistakes, and wonder if breaking up is the best thing that’s ever happened to them and if they still love each other. Heartbreaking stuff. (***1/2)