Taiwan and China may be drawing closer, but a pair of star-crossed lovers from opposite sides of the Taiwan Strait encounter huge difficulties in communicating with each other in a new Taiwanese film.
"Love," directed by Niu Chen-zer, tells the story of a young Taiwanese businessman who meets a single mother from Beijing while looking to acquire a home in the Chinese capital.
Xiao Yeh, played by Chao Wei, one of China's leading actresses, at first feels overwhelmed by the relative sophistication of businessman Ma Ko, played by Taiwan's Mark Chao.
The cross-strait culture gap is a major theme in people-to-people relations between Taiwan and the mainland, which split amid civil war in 1949.
"Love" premieres in Taiwan on Friday before opening in Hong Kong and China.