The tender missed connection of What Time Is It There? has another chance in Taipei: Hsiao-Kang, now working as an adult movie actor, meets Shiang-chyi once again. Meanwhile, the city faces a water shortage that makes the sales of watermelons skyrocket. Can a distant love conquer (or save) all?
This surprising provocation, full of romantic longing, is one of the best films of the 2000s, from one of our best directors: Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwanese master of melancholy, of deadpan humor, of the long take, of urban spaces, smells and textures (the list goes on). Not available on Netflix!