Flowers Of Shanghai
Release Date: June 5th, 2019
Ilya is away to Munich, so this month’s Slumber Party Cinema is just Patrick, Basil, and Reuben. While Hou Hsiao-Hsien came up frequently on our previous podcast, Loose Canons, this is the first time we’ve done a full episode on one of his films. We talk about opium, meta-textual commentary on making movies, portrayals of women, the downsides of at-home film viewing, and whether or not sad Tony Leung Chiu-Wai is a good person.