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Flowers of Shanghai [In-Person Only]
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Flowers of Shanghai [In-Person Only]
Thu May 16: 7.30pm PDT
Fri May 17: 7.00pm PDT
Sat May 18: 4.30pm PDT, 7.30pm PDT
Sun May 19: 4.30pm PDT, 7.30pm PDT

$14 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

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An intoxicating, time-bending experience bathed in the golden glow of oil lamps and wreathed in an opium haze, Hou Hsiao-hsien's gorgeous period reverie traces the romantic intrigue, jealousies, and tensions swirling around a late 19th century Shanghai brothel, where the courtesans live confined to a gilded cage, ensconced in opulent splendor yet forced to work to buy back their freedom. Among the regular clients is the taciturn Master Wang (Tony Leung Chiu-wai), whose relationship with his longtime mistress (Michiko Hada) is roiled by a perceived act of betrayal.

Composed in a procession of entrancing long takes, Flowers of Shanghai evokes a vanished world of decadence and cruelty, an insular universe where much of the dramatic action remains tantalizingly offscreen - even as its emotional fallout registers with quiet devastation.

(Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan & Japan, 1998, 113 min, in Cantonese & Shanghainese with English subtitles)

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Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
United States

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Accessibility

Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum's ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject! If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Patron Services Manager at maria@nwfilmforum.org

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