Friday, September 7, 2007

Three Times 《最好的時光》

132 min
Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien
導演 侯孝賢

Three Times, Hou Hsiao-hsien’s latest work, chronicles three lyrical tales of love set in different eras (1911, 1966, and 2005), each featuring Shu Qi and Chen Chang as its main couple. As the director explains, “It seems to me that by contrasting love stories from three different times, we can feel how people’s behavior is circumscribed by the times and places they live in.” A work of hypnotizing beauty, the film casts a backward gaze at Taiwan’s past and at Hou’s own career, tying together his earlier investigations of history with his recent turn towards contemporary urban life.

Screening time and venue:
UC Davis, October 11, 8:00 pm, Haring 1227
Salt Lake City, October 15, 4:30 pm, Post Theater
Salt Lake City, October 16, 7:00 pm, Peery Theater
U of Oregon, October 20, 6:00 pm, 182 Lillis
U of Washington, October 21, 6:00 pm, COM 120

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