After a popular actor is jilted at the altar by an actress he travels to the mountainous area of Yunnan province. There, he finds true love with a heartbroken woman who is also a secret fan of the actor…
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To finds the midpoint between The Purple Rose of Cairo and the work of Abel Ferrara, in which the blurring of diegetic reality is an equal source of escapist pleasure and darker manipulations. The influence of art on life and vice versa is slowly compounded but never tangled thanks to To's elegance and paradoxically subtle ostentation. This is a major work, folks, don't let anyone tell you different.
Liked it in parts, at others I wasn't nearly as engaged as I normally am during a To film. I don't see it as the masterpiece that many others (whom I respect) seem to, but it's really my first foray into To's non-action films.
Jumping from genre to another is something we used to see on to's movies , i laughed and teared. the ending was wow for me even in first i was thinking this is cliche and wrong action to take but i guess it is perfect and made the value of the whole film