Ye ben (Fleeing by Night) (2000)
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Critic Reviews for Ye ben (Fleeing by Night)
While it's all quite tasteful to look at, the attention process tends to do a little fleeing of its own.
[Liu's] artistry deepens here, as Ing'er grows from overeager girl to knowing woman, one whose dilemma is as vexing as any she heard sung from the stage of her father's opera house.
An exquisite love story directed with admirable subtlety and sensitivity by Li-kong Hsu and Chi Yin from a superb script by Hui-ling Wang and Ming-xia Wang.
An overwrought Taiwanese soaper about three people and their mixed-up relationship.
This dreadfully earnest inversion of the Concubine love triangle eschews the previous film's historical panorama and roiling pathos for bug-eyed mugging and gay-niche condescension.
It's a square, sentimental drama that satisfies, as comfort food often can.
Audience Reviews for Ye ben (Fleeing by Night)
Well, it is so unfair to judge an Art House drama made in Taiwan 13-14 years ago by today's standard. But so sorry that this was really one unbearably slow, long & boring lukewarm stuff.
Excellent Chinese Movie From 2000. A Couple-Both are infatuated with a Male Chinese Opera star. Yes in China there is a 1000 year history of men becoming infatuated with the Male stars of the Chinese Opera. This particular film is set int he 1930s. A young Cellist returns home to China after his years abroad for education. He meets again his fiance. Her father owns the local theater and a troop from Beijing is performing some of the great Chinese operas. Both people in the couple fall for the male opera star and she looses her fiance to him. Variety really panned this movie. Ny York Times like it ok. So did I. Its a good movie in the similar vein of Farewell My Concubine. Farewell was more of an epic film. In ways this film essentially a Taiwanese remake of Chen Kaige's Farewell. This film does get into the gay aspects of their relationship more. Good story Good production values good cinematography. I enjoyed this film. four stars.
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