Greatest Films - The Best Movies in Cinematic History. Millennium Mambo review - movie review of the Hsiao-hsien Hou fi. Millennium Mambo Directed by Hsiao-hsien Hou As Millenium Mambo opens, following Vicky (Qi Shu) as she walks with an ecstatic grace on a bridge, almost floating in complete silence, you get instantly taken by the beauty of the scene, getting the feeling you're in for something unique.
And it is. Veteran director Hsiao-hsien Hou, better known for melodramas such as The Puppetmaster and Flowers of Shanghai , has crafted a gorgeous and poetic film, which almost stands still, as the setting—mostly reduced to an apartment—and the story—a girl in a passive-abusive relationship—are almost inexistent. Sight & Sound. Miradas de cine. Fellini - "8 ½" (1963) Bright Lights Film Journal. Train to Somewhere Hou Hsiao-hsien Pays Sweet Homage to Ozu in Café Lumière Hou honors the master while remaining true to his own vision.