The sumptuousness, romance, and derring-do that usually characterize wartime cloak-and-dagger stories only occasionally pop into Hui’s low-key take on the period, which is more concerned with how people (especially women) keep living in times of war; her unlikely roster of collaborators . . . reflects the film’s more humanist ends. . . . Hui remains under-appreciated abroad. Like many of her films, Our Time Will Come requires and rewards patience.
December 04, 2017