Dir. Hou Hsiao-hsien - Taiwan, 2005 - 120 mins.
TONIGHT Sunday, April 1st - 7 & 9:30 PM
Taiwanese auteur Hou Hsiao-hsien (Millennium Mambo) has delivered one of the most rapturously beautiful and romantic movies of the year. The film is composed of three love stories, each set in a different era - a 1966 pool hall, a 1911 brothel and present day Taipei. The film stars the same actors - Shu Qi and Chang Chen - in all three sections , evoking a sentimental tale of three reincarntions of an unfinished love. The images are "photographed with such visual beauty that watching the movie is like holding your breath so the butterfly won't stir." (Roger Ebert, Chicago-Sun Times)
Click here to read Ebert's full review of the film.
Click here to read another review from Jonathan Rosenbaum of the Chicago Reader.
Finally, click here to check out the official website of the film and see the trailers.