An old-fashioned gay romance from Simon Chung, the director behind End of Love and Speechless, I Miss You When I See You stars Hong Kong actors Jun Li and Ji-Lok Mak Bryant as Kevin and Jamie, former best friends from high school.
Their emotional attachment and growing love for one another were cut abruptly short by Kevin’s departure to Australia with his mother.
Twelve years later, Jamie tracks down Kevin in Australia. The reunion with his best friend reminds Kevin – suffering from depression – of his youthful ambitions. He decides to return to Hong Kong to be closer to Jamie.
Meanwhile, Jamie, who is in a steady relationship with his girlfriend, finds his feelings for Kevin reawakened and growing stronger.
Inevitably, both men must make a choice between society’s expectations… or following their hearts.
Jamie (Bryant Ji-Lok Mak) is on his way to visit his uncle in Melbourne. First, he stops by Sydney to see an old school friend.
Kevin (Jun Li) lives in a group home due to crippling depression. It’s been over a decade since they last saw each other back in Hong Kong, but the two reconnect as if no time has passed. Though they part quickly, Jamie gives Kevin an invitation to visit him in Hong Kong.
Soon back in his homeland, Kevin’s presence causes a rift between Jamie and his suspicious girlfriend Elaine (Candy Cheung). Through it all, the true reason for Jamie and Kevin’s estrangement hangs over them, a reason further elucidated in a series of flashbacks to their confusing, treacherous school years.
As the two troubled friends circle each other, and Kevin catches the eye of one of the teen male students at his tutoring job, they must make a choice between following their heart or conforming to the norms of heterosexual society.
Using a stark digital cinematographic style, writer-director Simon Chung’s I Miss You When I See Younavigates a tense landscape of modern masculinity.