Director: Yim Ho
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Rating: PG (Some disturbing scenes)
6 Sep, Friday – 8PM
11 Sep, Wednesday – 8PM
Covering decades of turbulent Chinese history, from the Japanese Occupation to the establishment of Communism, this sprawling romance is inspired by the life of Eileen Chang, author of Lust, Caution and Love in a Fallen City. Novelist Shaohua (Brigitte Lin) is sought out by admiring fan Nengcai (Chin Han). Despite his collaboration with the Japanese, Shaohu accepts Nengcai’s advances, and the two fall in love. However, when Japan surrenders, Nengcai flees China, and Shaohua falls into despair. But as history marches forward, the lovers’ fates continue to interwine. Maggie Cheung stars as Shaohua’s best friend-turned-resistance fighter.