The magic with classics is their ability to evoke new emotions and thoughts with every watch. SGIFF celebrates a century of Korean cinema and also this year’s Palme d’Or winning director, Bong Joon-ho with his modern classic, Memories of Murder, as we trace Bong’s masterful blend of genre and social observations. Asian legend Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s restored version of Flowers of Shanghai rightfully demands its place on the big screen with its delicate storyline and breathtaking cinematography with scenes lit only by period oil lamps. The film subtly evokes the mood of fin de siècle Shanghai.
Limited tickets to the films will be available from 1 hour before screening time at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hou Hsiao-hsien brings together a star-studded cast with Tony Leung and Carina Lau in this fin de siècle 19th century Shanghai film.