最好的時光 (Three Times) 2005 Ages 18+

3.10PM Sat 3 Aug 2019 (2hrs)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

‘An undisputed masterpiece and Best-of-the-Decade staple, Three Times is Hou's breathtaking, tripartite tale of love (and love lost) from three periods in Taiwanese history: 1966, 1911, and 2005. Starring Shu Qi and Chang Chen as decade-hopping courters, its splendour comes from the way Hou contemplates time within each chapter. “A Time for Love” elliptically jumps from month to month at a 1960s pool hall, where a soldier on leave tries to (re)connect with an attractive bargirl. “A Time for Freedom” adopts the period-proper intertitles of the silent era to portray a 1910s brothel during the Chinese revolution. And “A Time for Youth” returns to the modern-day Taipei of Millennium Mambo to consider a nihilistic singer who sells herself as an object without past or future. "This is why cinema exists" (A. O. Scott, New York Times).’ The Cinémathèque

CREDITS

35MM, COLOR, STEREO, 135 MINUTES, TAIWAN, TAIWANESE, MANDARIN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: HOU HSIAO-HSIEN / PRODUCER: CHANG HUA-FU / SCRIPT: HOU HSIAO-HSIEN, CHU T’IEN-WEN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: MARK LEE PING BIN / EDITOR: LIAO CHING-SONG / MUSIC: GIONG LIM / CAST: SHU QI, CHANG CHEN / PRINT SOURCE: TAIWAN FILM INSTITUTE / RIGHTS: TAMASA DISTRIBUTION