人约黄昏 | Evening Liaison

Evening Liaison

An enticing mystery, set in Shanghai in the thirties. One late autumn evening, in a tobacconist’s shop, a journalist meets a mysterious woman dressed in black and falls in love with her. The woman is distant and elusive and says she is a spirit, a ghost. The journalist is fascinated and tries to find out more about her. In his attempts at unravelling the mystery of her identity and background, he stumbles upon a stunning revelation: the woman was a member of an anarchist group involved in murder. She is tied to a web of love, betrayal and revenge. In the end, the woman vanishes, solitary at heart and full of regrets. The journalist waits with forlorn hope to relive his first evening liaison with her.

Directed by Yi Fei Chen | Starring : Tony Leung Ka Fai, Eddy Ko, Rosary Yeung, Veronica Yip, Shu-hua Yang | Presented at Cannes Film Festival

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红玫瑰白玫瑰 | Red Rose, White Rose

Red Rose White Rose

Internationally-renowned director Stanley Kwan directs Red Rose White Rose, an acclaimed drama set in 1920s China. Zhen Bao is a well-to-do playboy whose relationships with two different women are explored in a fascinating, compelling manner. Mrs. Wang is the “Red Rose”, an extroverted housewife neglected by her husband. Her affair with Zhen Bao is stormy and passionate, and ultimately all-too-brief. Men Yan Li is the “White Rose”, an introverted, seemingly-slow woman whom Zhen Bao marries, then comes to slowly disregard. Told in a romantic, boldly opaque narrative style, Red Rose White Rose presents the passions and personal voices of each character in different, sometimes conflicting ways. The result is a compelling, beautifully-mounted drama that ranks as one of Stanley Kwan’s most assured works.

Directed by Stanley Kwan | Starring : Winston Chao, Joan Chen, Veronica Yip, Sabine Bail, Hsing-kuo Wu | Presented at Berlin Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival