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Dust in the Wind
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Dust in the Wind
Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Mar 21 - Mar 24

(1986, 110 min, 35mm)

Saturday, March 21 at Northwest Film Forum

Saturday, Mar 21 at 05:00PM

"Although the combination of lengthy shots and, in the early work, a relatively static camera has given Hou Hsiao-hsien an exaggerated reputation as a minimalist, his is above all a cinema of movement. The mobile train shot that begins Dust in the Wind, one of the key films of Taiwan's New Cinema, generates a visceral sensation of forward momentum while also looking back to the medium's nineteenth century origins. Hou vividly captures the confusion of young adulthood, but maintains a clear-eyed distance on the vicissitudes of ordinary lives by repeatedly returning to the landscape imagery of the opening shots. Based on the memories of screenwriter Wu Nien-jen, Dust in the Wind is both absorptive and reflective, encouraging viewers to continually refine their understanding of preceding scenes even when immersed in the unfolding present. Richard I. Suchenski"

   Part of our series Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsienread more >


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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