Three romantic tales take place in different eras. In "A Time for Love," set in 1966, a soldier (Chang Chen) meets an alluring pool-hall hostess (Shu Qi). "A Time for Freedom," set in 1911, focuses on a courtesan's relationship with a man during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan. In "A Time for Youth," set in 2005, a singer forsakes her female lover for a photographer.
Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien
Writer: Chu Tien-wen
Producer: Huang Wen-ying and Chang Hua-fu
Cast: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Mei Fang, Liao Su-jen, Di Mei, Shi-Zheng Chen and Lee Pei-hsuan