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Three Times

Three Times

Three Times

2005 / 120min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: HOU HSIAO-HSIEN

CAST: SHU QI, CHANG CHEN

A stated inspiration for Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight with its triptych structure and meditations on memory, Hou’s three-part love story travels between three eras of Taiwanese history, with Shu Qi
and Chang Chen as a different couple in each. “A Time for Love” takes us to a pool hall in the 1966 of Hou’s youth; “A Time for Freedom” travels to a brothel during the 1911 Chinese revolution; and the 2005-set “A Time for Youth” revisits a mad modern Taipei much like that of Millennium Mambo, finding Qi as a singer who’s lost faith in the future.

Screening as a part of Hou Hsiao-Hsien in the 21st Century.