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April 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pmFree
New 4K Restoration!
A stylish and seductive submersion into the techno-scored neon nightlife of Taipei, Hou’s much-misunderstood marvel stars Shu Qi as an aimless bar hostess drifting away from her blowhard boyfriend and towards Jack Kao’s suave, sensitive gangster. Structured as a flashback to the then-present from the then-future of 2011, it’s a transfixing trance-out of a movie, drenched in club lights, ecstatic endorphin-rush exhilaration, and a nagging undercurrent of ennui.
(Hou Hsiao Hsien, Taiwan, Mandarin w/ Eng subs, 119 min, 2001, DCP)
Cosponsored by the Chinese Program