今天不回家 | Tonight Nobody Goes Home

Tonight Nobody Goes Home

A funny, light weight comedy from Sylvia Chang. We all know that yawning is contagious, but to the Chen family contagiousness extends to taking on an extra-marital affair. Gua Ah-leh is at the movie’s centre: she shines as Lung’s wife, who finds she has a thing or two to learn from the gigolo after Lung blithely. Lang Hisung plays old dentist for broad comedy (showing a different side from his starring roles in Ang Lee’s films); he is sixty years old but still physically fit and full of charisma. He wants to be able to experience the vitality of a burning passion for one last once. leaves her. The extra-familial affair is discovered.

Directed by Sylvia Chang | Starring : Sihung Lung, Ya-lei Kuei, Winston Chao, Rene Liu, Jordan Chan | Presented at Toronto Film Festival, Singapore Film Festival

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谈情说爱 | Your Black Hair and My Hand

Your Black Hair and My Hand

This Hong Kong drama parallels the stories of two young couples, splicing them with dream sequences and a framing story set at a coffee bar where friends have gathered to talk. Their first topic is the strange love affair between tough-guy Rong and poor Min. The two come together after he saves her from loss of face when she is unable to pay her cab fare one night. But she is a girl with secrets. When her father suddenly dies, Rong learns that she is wealthy, and, ever chivalrous, Rong vows to care for her as both a father and a husband. A wedding ensues, but after a three-day honeymoon, Min mysteriously disappears. The coffee shop crowd then launches into the story of Youge, a secretary who falls in love with her already married boss. Her troubles begin when she discovers herself pregnant.

Directed by Xin Lee | Starring : Winston Chao, Ya’nan Wang, Yi-nan Chen, Meng Tang, Xiao Guo | Presented at San Sebastian Film Festival

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

饮食男女 | Eat Drink Man Woman

Eat Drink Man Woman

Trouble is cooking for widower and master chef Chu who’s about to discover that no matter how dazzling and delicious his culinary creations might be, they’re no match for the libidinous whims of his three beautiful but rebellious daughters. A master in the kitchen, Chu is at a loss when it comes to the ingredients of being a father. Every Sunday, he whips up a delicacy of dishes for his ungrateful daughters, who are so self-consumed that they don’t see his attempt at showing them love – gastronomically. So, as relationships sour and communications break down, Chu concocts a sure-fire recipe that will bring his family back together: He creates his own love affair to rival his daughters’ affections!

Directed by Ang Lee | Starring : Sihung Lung, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-Mei Yang, Sylvia Chang, Winston Chao | Presented at Cannes Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival, London Film Festival

新同居时代 | In Between

In Between

Three directors deliver three stories about the love of in the modern world. Three love stories are presented: A man who cannot give up his freedom despite the fact that he loves his girlfriend, a naive man who learns love and loss in an adulterous relationship with the wife of his boss, and a man who develops a friendship with his girlfriend who gets pregnant after a night of passion with him. The irony of the modern society’s relationships living in the same place does not mean living together works out tastefully.

Directed by Sylvia Chang, Yonfan, Leung Chun ‘Samson’ Chiu | Starring : Maggie Cheung, Sylvia Chang, Winston Chao, Chien-lien Wu, Nicky Wu | Presented at Pusan Film Festival

喜宴 | The Wedding Banquet

The Wedding Banquet

A pair of Chinese-Caucasian gay couple, two Taiwan traditional parents and a girl who is willing to have a deceiving marriage for a green card have joined together and become a story full of love and sensibility. Director Ang Lee has entwined all the controversial issues of that time in a realistic and spontaneous way, which has probed into the issues like clashes between a grow-in-the-west son and the Chinese’s desire to look for freedom at all cost. Starting with all the dilemmas and ending with their unspoken compromises, the love and understanding among the family has been impenetrated throughout the movie, wich has shown the excellent filming technique of Director Ang Lee.

Directed by Ang Lee | Starring : Winston Chao, Ya-lei Kuei, Sihung Lung, May Chin, Mitchell Lichtenstein | Presented at Berlin Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival