Good Men, Good Women
aka Hao nan hao nu
First screened in April 2015
Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien. Cast: Annie Shizuka Inoh, Lim Giong, Jack Kao, Hsiang Hsi, Lan Bo-Chow, Lu Li-Chin, Tsai Chen-Nan, Vicky Wei. Screenplay: Chu T'ien-wen (based on the novel by Chiang Bi-Yu and Lan Bo-Chow).

Twitter Capsule: Solemn grandeur of Angelopoulos meets tricksy structure of Egoyan, though tempo, theme are inimitably Hou's.

VOR:   One of Hou's definitive titles, even if some story conceits (those phone calls?) and the obdurate opacity of his images and narratives keep it from reaching as many as it could.

Photo © 1995 3H Films/Team Okuyama/Shôchiku Eiga

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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