I bought this on a whim - I had seen it once, years ago, and had just got back from a wonderful romantic trip to Hong Kong. Now at first glance this may not seem like the perfect 'romance' for reminiscing! But the charm, the power and the subtle but insistant message of this film are such that it doesn't matter.
Looking at it from a distance of 40 years doesn't dim it - the restraint that film-makers had imposed on them, and which they worked within, give rein to imaginative ways to make a point, to suggest a situation, without having to put it right up there on the screen leaving nothing to the viewer's imagination. I love it!