A CITY OF SADNESS (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1989)

Winner of the top prize at Venice, the Golden Lion of St. Mark, Bei qing cheng shi is one of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s most important and most highly regarded films without being a particular favorite of mine. The screenplay by Chu T’ien-wen and Wu Nien-Jen details more plot than Hou’s lyrical and realistic gifts can handle, […]