The Game They Call Sex (1987)
Reviewed by: morgold on 2000-08-14
An occassionally tender yet at times stupefyingly crude attempt at a feminist film. Maggie Cheung, in three chaptered segments, suffers through an arranged marriage and a bad marriage, and becomes reborn through a possibly liberating divorce. Very basic feminist themes are underlined with howlingly obvious symbolism-- phallic knives, ticking (biological) clocks, and the worst dream sequences you are likely to see. What is surprising is that co-director Sylvia Chang had already made the far more sophisticated "Passion" the year before; certainly, this is a huge step backwards. Film was screened at a retrospective of female Taiwanese directors in New York, August 2000.