榴蓮飄飄 / Durian Durian

Part one of Fruit Chan’s Hong Kong prostitute trilogy, starring Qin Hailu, one of my favourite actresses. 

Mark Lee Ping-Bing is the cinematographer for Millennium Mambo, Three Times, Norwegian Wood and so on. When the filming of In The Mood For Love ran over schedule and Christopher Doyle had to run, Mark took over: this is someone on Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Wong Kar-Wai’s speed dial.

This documentary talks about his life and philosophy. The title refers to his nomadic existence as a filmmaker, and how wind and shadows and other elements are important in his work, both as subject and also metaphorically. A very unusual and delightful glimpse at how films are made.

[Let the Wind Carry Me trailer; DVD]

牯嶺街少年殺人事件 / A Brighter Summer Day.

Old Taipei nostalgia. Based on a real tragedy.

Taiwanese films have the best Japanese posters.

6118 miles apart, Taipei and Paris, he wants to set all the clocks to Paris time. 

『你那邊幾點?』 『Et là-bas, quelle heure est-il?』

歲月神偷 / Echoes of the Rainbow.