TAIPEI STORY (1985)
SCREENING: SAT 9/17 4PM; FRI 9/23 7PM; SAT 9/29 7PM
Director: Edward Yang / 1985 / Taiwan / 110 min
$11 General Admission & $8 OFS members
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.
Edward Yang’s second feature is a mournful anatomy of a city caught between the past and the present. Made in collaboration with Yang’s fellow New Taiwan Cinema master Hou Hsiao-hsien, who cowrote the screenplay and helped finance the project, Taipei Story chronicles the growing estrangement between a washed-up baseball player (Hou, in a rare on-screen performance) working in his family’s textile business and his girlfriend (pop star Tsai Chin), who clings to the upward mobility of her career in property development. As the couple’s dreams of marriage and emigration begin to unravel, Yang’s gaze illuminates the precariousness of domestic life and the desperation of Taiwan’s globalized modernity.
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