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Cute Girl (Taiwan, 1980) & Cheerful Wind (Taiwan, 1981)

April 20, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

UCLA Film & Television Archive, Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) and Taiwan Academy, Taipei Economic and Culture Office in Los Angeles present “Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien.”

Cute Girl (Jiu shi liu liu de ta) (Taiwan, 1980)
Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien.

The trappings of a standard-issue romantic comedy are made delightful by delicate direction in filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien’s first feature. Fleeing an arranged marriage, an attractive urbanite (played by singer Feng Fei-fei) meets a rural surveyor (pop star Kenny Bee), who falls in love with the glamorous, restless out-of-towner. When her fiancĂ© arrives on the scene, misunderstandings mount, setting up Hou’s close observation of social types and behaviors.

Screenwriter: Hou Hsiao-hsien. With: Kenny Bee, Feng Fei-fei, Anthony Chan.

In Mandarin with English subtitles, 90 min

Followed by:
Cheerful Wind (Feng er ti ta cai) (Taiwan, 1981)
Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien.

Director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s second feature reunites the co-stars of Cute Girl (1980) in a breezy, big-hearted and quirky rom-com. Assigned to photograph a television commercial in a provincial town, a female photographer is taken with the blind, non-professional performer who is made the subject of the ad campaign. The director makes resourceful use of verdant rural topography and hip music tracks to underscore the protagonists’ unlikely bond.

Screenwriter: Hou Hsiao-hsien. With: Kenny Bee, Feng Fei-fei, Anthony Chan.

In Mandarin with English subtitles, 90 min.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!

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Details

Date:
April 20, 2015
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Venue

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/billy-wilder-theater

Organizer

UCLA Film & Television Archive
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/