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Xi meng ren sheng

Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan, 1993

Brendan's rating of the film The Puppetmaster

The film completely opened up to me when I saw it in 35mm, as opposed to the VHS copy I had originally seen. It's both a transitory film (in terms of aesthetics, the camera moves far more than A City of Sadness), and a peak for Hou in historical complexity and experience. Rewatching it on film was like rediscovering Hou, a beautiful experience!