With Patrick Lung Kong in person
Dir. Patrick Tam. 1981, 91 mins. Restored 35mm print from the Hong Kong Film Archive. With Brigitte Lin, Kuo-Chu Chang, Charlie Chin, Ann Hui. Produced by Patrick Lung Kong. A vivid example of Hong Kong New Wave’s artistic ambitions and formal inventiveness, Lung Kong teamed up with celebrated director Patrick Tam to produce this highly stylized slasher-thriller with an all-star cast in San Francisco. Brigitte Lin plays a vivacious student whose boyfriend turns into a dangerous stalker after the suicide of his sister. Painting the city’s coastline in striking Rothko palettes—aided by William Chang, later responsible for the ravishing mise-en-scène of many Wong Kar-wai films, including في مزاج للحب—Tam evokes the minimal geometry of Antonioni’s landscapes and the forceful dramatic suspense of Mario Bava in this tale of deranged love.
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