Perhaps not the best movie to take someone on a date, I was floored by the film, but I was already a fan of the director. The date was pretty bored. The silent segments were because the actors couldn't get the Shanghainese accent straight. Yet that segment's emotional impact is not dulled at all.
"Three love stories take place in different eras." Starring Shu Qi, Mei Fang, Liao Su-jen, Di Mei, Shi-Zheng Chen. Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien. Taiwan. 2005. 130 mins.