Hou Hsiao-hsien: GOOD MEN, GOOD WOMEN on 35mm
Mar 22 at 5pm
GOOD MEN, GOOD WOMEN
1995, 108 min, 35mm
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.
Part of Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien
Co-presented with the Northwest Film Forum!
A striking, singular voice in world cinema, Hou Hsiao-hsien is a leading Taiwanese filmmaking auteur, whose invaluable contributions to the art of cinema range from intricately woven narratives to gracefully empathetic long takes (and achingly beautiful cinematography). This series samples Hou Hsiao-hsien's remarkable filmography, presenting five films that span fifteen years of his career.
An international retrospective organized by Richard I. Suchenski (Director, Center for Moving Image Arts at Bard College), in collaboration with the Taipei Cultural Center, the Taiwan Film Institute, and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The book Hou Hsiao-hsien (Vienna: Österreichisches Filmmuseum and New York: Columbia University Press, 2014) has been released in conjunction with this retrospective.
Grand Illusion Cinema (View)
1403 NE 50th
Seattle, WA 98105
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