Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 9:00pm
Sunday, Nov. 12 at 8:00pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

Adapted by acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Chan (“Comrades: Almost a Love Story,” “Dragon”) from an online series written by famed Chinese novelist Anni Baobei, “SoulMate” tells the decades-spanning story of two high-school best friends. Thirty-year-old working woman Ansheng’s life in Shanghai is suddenly disrupted by the publication of a novel entitled “Qiyue and Ansheng,” a chronicle of her friendship with Qiyue during their youth. Coupled with an accidental encounter, the book unleashes her long-repressed memories with the force of a tsunami. The two girls seemed destined to become friends from the moment they entered high school. Though they were inseparable and believed that their bond would last for the rest of their lives, the cruelty of coming of age eventually led them to separate paths. Even more shocking is the discovery of a long-buried secret shared by the women — one that serves as an emblem of their youth and proof of their friendship. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram calls “SoulMate” a “gorgeously shot, tear-stained love letter to female friendship” and “a fascinating look into contemporary, urban China.”