Aiqing Wansui

  • 119'
  • Taiwan
  • 1994
, 'Long Live Love', almost literally circles around three characters. May is an estate agent and works long hours. One day she loses one of her keys. Hsiao-kang steals the key and discovers that the house to which it belongs is empty. He starts visiting it regularly. May occasionally takes men home for sex and in doing so meets Ah-jung, who sells women's clothes on the street. The two soon start using the empty house for their encounters, without knowing that Hsiao-kang has also moved in. Hsiao-kang in turn is not aware of their presence. The story is reduced to a minimum and scarcely has any dialogue; the empty house is a metaphor for the loneliness and emotional disruption of those who live in the overpopulated metropolis of Taipei. primarily wanted to make a light-hearted comedy, but as the work progressed, the tone became more serious: 'I wanted to tell the story in a very realistic, simple and spontaneous way.' (1957, Ku Ching, Malaysia) studied theatre and film directing at the University of Taiwan. He has written film scripts and also worked extensively in theatre. He won a Golden Lion in Venice with .
Director
Tsai Ming-liang
Country of production
Taiwan
Production Year
1994
Festival Edition
IFFR 1995
Length
119'
Medium
35mm
International title
Vive l'amour
Language
Mandarin
Producer
Central Motion Picture Corp.
Sales
Central Motion Picture Corp., Fortissimo Films
Cast
Lee Kang-sheng
Local Distributor
Cinemien