Forty Years of Cherished Love
- ScreenwriterChan Guan-qing
Poet Lu You marries his cousin, Tang Wan. His mother thinks that Tang Wan will bring black luck to her son and so she forces the two to separate, which they strenuously resist. Lu You’s mother prevails, and the lovers end up marrying other people.
Three years later, the former spouses meet again in the Shen Garden. When Tang Wan toasts Lu You, mixed feelings well up in their hearts. On a wall, Lu You writes a poem titles “Phoenix Hairpin”. Shortly after the encounter, Tang Wan dies of grief.
Forty years later, Lu revisits the old place and weeps over the poem, reminiscing his beautiful wife who has passed away.