Hou Hsiao-hsien: MILLENIUM MAMBO on 35mm
Mar 28 at 445pm
2001, 119 min, 35mm
In 2011 Taipei, Vicki reflects on her life at the turn of the century as an aimless party girl. Her jealous, drug-addled boyfriend drives her away into a seemingly platonic relationship with Jack, an older man. Jack's mafia connections force him to visit Japan and he suggests that she follow. The sole contemporary-set feature of this retrospective is one of Hou's most beautifully shot filmsa ghostly story of ennui and regret.
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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