Bei qing cheng shi (A City of Sadness) Reviews

October 6, 2014
The movie conveys the director's intensely personal struggle at the crossroads of large-scale history and private memory; with understatedly bitter irony, he depicts the birth of a nation at the price of a family's dissolution.
May 20, 2014
A City of Sadness is a great film, one that will be watched as long as there are people who care about the movies as an art.
June 24, 2006
Hou turns in a masterpiece of small gestures and massive resonance; once you surrender to its spell, the obscurities vanish.
August 30, 2004
It is worth the long wait for the resonance of 'A City of Sadness to emerge.
December 12, 2002
Beautiful family saga by the great Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien.