Sunday 3 April at 1pm
Three Times (12A)
Taiwan 2006. Dir: Hou Hsiao-Hsien. 132 mins. Subtitled.
Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Mei Di, Su-jen Liao, Fang Mei
A lyrical exploration of the ever-repeating pattern of love with three separate stories set at three different times: 1911, 1966 and 2005 but featuring the same two actors, the outstanding Chang Chen and Shu Qi. In the first episode ‘A Time for Love,’ Chen, a young man about to embark on his national service, falls in love with May, who works at the pool hall he frequents. Director Jim Jarmusch has called it ‘one of the most perfect pieces of cinema I’ve ever seen.’ Episode two, ‘A Time for Freedom’, finds a beautiful young courtesan caught between the attentions of a tea plantation owner and his son. The third tale, ‘A Time for Youth,’ is set in modern Taipei. Singer Jong becomes an object of attraction for photographer Zhen. Three stories, three kinds of love: unfulfilled, mercenary, meaningless.
For the double bill discount to apply, please book together with film 2: THE ASSASSIN at 15.30