A visual beauty, perhaps among the most beautiful films I've seen. The Asian mindset for storytelling is something quite different from "Western" films: you have to read between the lines and pay attention to what remains unsaid. Yes, the film is poetic indeed. Not just a love movie as the title might depict, no-no, something much more.
Not quite as good as Chun King Express (Hope I spelled that right). But he certainly puts you in a "mood." He has a definitive style that is luring to watch. The movie is unpredictable and very pleasing to watch. It has a slow, steady, enchanting rhythm to it.