Flowers of Shanghai (Hsiao-Hsien, 1998), 1997)


A languid camera and lethargic fades circumscribe four episodic narratives within the atmosphere of a 19th century opium laden flower house (brothel). Soft spoken and elegant beyond measure.

96/100 – Masterful.

5 Stars


About Kamran Ahmed

I have a Masters in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. I work as a freelance writer and film critic in Vancouver. My writing is primarily distributed through Next Projection, an online film journal based in Toronto.
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