In Botaniste, Min Li is a young orphan who goes to study with a famous botanist. Her arrival in his gorgeous garden comes like a breath of fresh air to the botanist's own daughter An, who was raised much like a hothouse flower by her strict authoritarian father.
Bound by immediate, natural complicity, life suddenly starts to taste sweeter for both girls. Cheng An escapes the stifling and isolated day-to-day life imposed on her by her father, while Min Li rediscovers the minutia of her life in a new light. Even touching soil becomes a sensual act as the two begin to fall in love, and the film's cinematography allows the viewer to feel and enjoy every step of it with them.
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