Noted Chinese filmmaker Wu Tianming, who wowed audiences with his heartfelt King of Masks (1995), directs this touching melodrama. Shu Xin (Yuan Li) marries her high school beau Tian Li. Life seems good for the happy couple until Tian Li falls into a coma during a science expedition. Against everyone's advice, Shu Xin leaves the life that she knows to care for her dearly beloved. An Unusual Love was screened at the 1999 Montreal Film Festival.