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Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien ~ Flowers of Shanghai

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
12:00 AM
Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty Street

Director Hou Hsiao-hsien; 1998; 35mm; 113 minutes
Cantonese and Shanghainese with English subtitles

Free Admission

A mesmerizing and seductive tale of sexual intrigue, Flowers of Shanghai takes place in the elegant brothels of late 19th century Shanghai. An insular world with its own highly ritualized codes of behavior, the film traces the destinies of the beautiful "flower girls," whose lives depended on their ability to win, and hold, the affections of their wealthy callers.