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Millennium Mambo (Hsiao-Hsien, 2001)

An eerily evocative atmosphere is drawn via the contrast b/ween hyperactivity and introspection, energy & its absence. As with most HHH, the film gains power in retro-activity. It is a cinema of accumulation wherein each minute piece of the quotidian … Continue reading

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Goodbye, South, Goodbye (Hsaio-Hsien, 1996)

Captures Hou’s transition from nostalgia for childhood to nostalgia for youth. And those roads!! And those songs!! His films capture with such grace a time in a person’s life. Through nostalgic eyes, they look back and melancholically appreciate the simple … Continue reading

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