I LOVE: Millenium Mambo

One of my favourite movies of ALL time – “Millenium Mambo” by Hsou Hsiao Hsien featuring the beautiful Shu Qi.

One of the BEST, most delicate, hauntingly beautiful opening scenes ever. One of the BEST closing scenes ever. Amazing soundtrack by Lim Giong.

Working as a hostess in a trendy bar, a young beauty finds herself mercilessly torn between two men; Hao-hao, her neurotic and jealous live-in boyfriend and Jack, the mysterious and enterprising gangster who may be her undoing. Set against the intoxicating and decadent background of modern day Hong Kong, Millennium Mambo chronicles the fleeting, finite blooming of a young woman. Featuring a radiant performance from Hong Kong starlet Shu Qi (So Close, The Transporter), and photographed with playful luminescence by Mark Lee Ping-bing (In The Mood For Love, Springtime In A Small Town). From the master filmmaker Hou Hsiao Hsien (Flight Of The Red Balloon, Flowers Of Shanghai).

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