Flowers of Shanghai (on demand Jan 26–Feb 6)


Hou Hsiao-hsien


Wed, 01/26/2022 - 12:00am
Thu, 01/27/2022 - 12:00am
Fri, 01/28/2022 - 12:00am
Sat, 01/29/2022 - 12:00am
Sun, 01/30/2022 - 12:00am
Mon, 01/31/2022 - 12:00am
Tue, 02/01/2022 - 12:00am
Wed, 02/02/2022 - 12:00am
Thu, 02/03/2022 - 12:00am
Fri, 02/04/2022 - 12:00am
Sat, 02/05/2022 - 12:00am
Sun, 02/06/2022 - 12:00am


Tony Leung, Michiko Hada, Carina Lau

Special Notes

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Release year/country

1998 Taiwan




1 hr 53 mins


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$6 ($4.50 + $1.50 fee) to all single ticket purchasers.

image from the film FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI

Meticulously detailed in its use of studio-set artifice and period décor, Flowers of Shanghai adapts a nineteenth-century novel set amidst the world of courtesans with characteristic formal daring.

Avoiding cuts entirely, Hou has each scene in his film play out as a long take, introduced and concluded with a fade. The carefully uninflected pacing gives the impression of a world where time is suspended, an effect heightened by the film’s gaslit, entirely interior settings.

Incidentally, it boasts the starriest cast of Hou’s career, from Wong Kar-Wai muse Tony Leung in the lead to Hou regular-cum-pop-idol Anne Shizuka Inoh in a small cameo.

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