1985, Edward Yang, Taiwan, 110 min. With Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Chin.
- Fri, May 12th 6:00pm
- Sun, May 14th 5:00pm
“Aching and anomic…supple enough to accommodate offhand humor and moments of pure pleasure.” — Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
“Terrifically accomplished and affecting…one of many possible entry points into the work of a great filmmaker.” — Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, A.V. Club
With this second feature, director Yang (YI YI, A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY) turned his back on Taiwan’s artistically bankrupt commercial film industry and advanced the aesthetic rebellion that became known as the New Taiwanese Cinema. Flashy trappings of Taipei’s booming economy provide the backdrop to a story in which upward mobility leads to a sense of rootlessness for young marrieds Chin and Lung (Hou Hsiao-hsien in a rare acting role). Yang deftly merges disparate strains of narrative for a feeling portrait of prosperous sophisticates whose relationship begins to crumble when she loses her job in a corporate buyout, and he renews interest in an old flame. In Min Nan, Mandarin, and Hokkien with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)
Please note: This trailer does not have English subtitles. Our screenings of the film will be subtitled in English.