Good Men, Good Women
Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien
Mar 22 - Mar 27
(1995, 108 min, 35mm)
Friday, March 27 at Northwest Film Forum
Friday, Mar 27 at 08:00PM
Steeped in the communist history of 1940s Taiwan, the sensitively interlaced stories of Good Men, Good Women unfold as a film-within-a-film. Liang Ching, an actress, gets ready to star in a World War 2 era film about Taiwanese Communists who threw themselves into the anti-Japanese resistance. But when stolen pages of her diary start surfacing, painful memories of a dead lover trigger flashbacks. Past and present start to bleed together as the plot of the film mixes with Liang's own personal history.
"...[a] sinuous, meticulously constructed tableaux, which unfold hypnotically" Richard Brody, The New Yorker
"Evokes a stunning emotional response... a rigorous work of art whose mysteries are worth unraveling."Caryn James, The New York Times.
Read more about the emotional impact of Hou's films in BOMB Magazine >
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1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122