This timely film takes place in 1987 when Taiwan was no longer under martial law. The film traces the ups and downs of the love affair of two students Birdy and A-Han who are struggling with their homosexuality. A beautifully told bittersweet story that culminates in a spiritual, sexual, and painful shower scene. The self- loathing and-coming out sections with their parents are excruciating. Unfortunately, the elongated group of false endings lessen the overall impact of the movie. Still worth watching.