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Film

Taipei Story

 
 
Mar 17—Mar 23, 2017
 
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RUN TIME: 120min
FORMAT: DCP
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
 
 
 
 
 
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Part of BAMcinématek
Directed by Edward Yang | 1985

With Tsai Chin, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wu Nien-jen

“I am sometimes convinced that film culture has yet to recover from Yang’s passing.”
—Artforum

This touchstone of the Taiwanese New Wave, master director Edward Yang’s (Yi Yi, A Brighter Summer Day) long unavailable second feature, is a ghostly, profound portrait of urban alienation. Amid the high-rise wonderland of boom-time 1980s Taipei, a multitude of characters struggle to keep pace with the country’s rapid modernization, including a corporate ladder-climbing office worker (Tsai) and her boyfriend (filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien), a former baseball player who escapes reality by endlessly watching taped baseball games.

Restored by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project at Cineteca di Bologna/L’immagine Ritrovata laboratory in association with the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique and Hou Hsiao-hsien.

 
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