(Zui hao de shi guang)
Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien
Script: Chu Tien-wen
Cinematographer: Li Ping-pin
Editing: Liao Ching-song
Sound: Tu Duu-chih
Art Director: Huang Wen-ying
Cast: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Mei Fang, Di Mei, Liao Shu-chen, Chen Shi-shan, Lee Pei-hsuan
Production: 3H Films, Paradis Films, Orly Films, Sinomovie Co. Ltd
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35 mm, Colour, 132 min
OV Mandarin with French Subtitles
Cannes Official Selection
Three times, 1966, 1911, 2005; three stories played by the same couple of actors.
The film is a sentimental tale evoking the triple reincarnation of an infinite love…1966 is a time for love in Kaohsiung: Chen falls in love with May he met in a billiard room, but he has to leave for his military service.
1911 is a time for freedom in Dadaocheng: a courtesan falls in love with a revolutionary who neglects her, preferring his political activities to her.
2005 is a time for youth in Taipei: Jing is a young epileptic singer having an affair with Micky, another woman, while Zheng who works in a photo shop is unfaithful to his girlfriend Blue, with Jing.
What does future hold for these four young people ?