Cristian Mungiu has a story to tell, and it involves two alcoholics, a young couple and a corpse sharing a train compartment in Romania in the 1980s.
One is a French academic who specialises in probing 'the anthropology of super-modernity'; the other an American actor-director who, despite his fervent political advocacy and philanthropic work, remains best known for his presence in 'sexiest men alive' polls.
When stripped to its barest essentials, It's Complicated does not seem, well, that complicated.
The festive farce is dead. At least that's what observers of the local film industry were saying this time three years ago, referring to what they saw as the demise of the bombastic Lunar New Year comedies, which have become an institution in Hong Kong cinema over the past three decades.
Yuen Woo-ping's decision to relaunch his directorial career with True Legend makes sense when one looks at his background.
Leon Dai Li-ren recalls the endless rejections he faced when he first visited film company executives in 2005 to ask for financial backing for what would eventually become his second directorial effort.
Dennis Law Sau-yiu remembers the day last summer when he was set up to shoot an outdoor fight scene by a nullah in Fanling for his latest film, Bad Blood.
Coco Chanel was almost as well known for her killer instinct, caustic wit, enormous self-regard and her ability to thrive in the most unsympathetic circumstances as she was for her fashion designs.
Of all the things written about him in the local press, it's talk that he has 'moved north' to the mainland to advance his filmmaking career that irks Peter Chan Ho-sun the most.