Café Lumiere Reviews

January 19, 2006
Both Hou and Ozu excel in evoking the poetry of everyday life, and, as a tribute from one great filmmaker to another, Cafe Lumiere should richly satisfy devotees of both artists.
December 2, 2005
The film often takes on the hypnotic rhythm of a dream.
June 10, 2005
Hou fans will find what they're looking for; others will wonder when the action starts.
May 31, 2005
Although pegged as an author of contemplative mood pieces, Hou's originality as a filmmaker has much to do with both his handling of historical material and his daringly counterintuitive narrative structures.
May 14, 2005
A fascinating curiosity, a chance to witness one major filmmaker paying tribute to another in the form of a rigorously minor film.