No doubt this will be far more rewarding on subsequent watches.
I was thinking, though, how it's a bummer that people look forward to watching particular movies on the big screen and then get gaps in the dialogue via subtitles or a difficult time reading the subtitles on a light background. They get so caught up with these "issues" that they're unable to fully engage themselves and then maybe they never get the opportunity to watch the movie on the…
Weird to think that Hou Hsiao-Hsien has a reputation as a director who's not easy to watch (cultural vegetables/slow cinema/whatever) and yet this seems like it'd be highly accessible for anyone that's ever felt lost/not knowing what they're doing with their life. Easy to relate to and all that.