Still underscreened and underappreciated in his body of work, Millennium Mambo is Hou Hsiao-hsien?s daring 21st-century update of the pleasure culture examined in his masterwork Flowers of Shanghai. Powered by a gurgling techno beat and a luminescent performance by Shu Qi?whose glow far outshines the masses of red, blue and green neons which light the work?Millennium Mambo is arguably the filmmaker's most lushly romantic work. See it on the big screen where it belongs.
Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien. 2001. 119 min.
Part of the Reverse Shots film festival at Makor.
Tickets/info available online
Added by mpineda on April 20, 2006