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October 21 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles present What Time Is It There? Taiwanese Film Biennial
GODSPEED (Taiwan, 2016)
Directed by Chung Mong-Hong
Los Angeles Premiere!
A glum and bumbling young man in Taipei answers a newspaper ad for a delivery man. A series of mysterious instructions sends him on a trip to the south of Taiwan. By chance he hires a grizzled old Hong Kong taxi driver to take him on the long journey. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, rival gangsters are busy double crossing each other in order to intercept the shipment. Hong Kong veteran Michael Hui leads an ensemble cast in this road-buddy-caper-satire full of philosophical gangsters. The latest film from writer-director Chung Mong-Hong (Parking, The Fourth Portrait), Godspeed won Best Film from Mainland China and Taiwan at the Hong Kong Film Awards this year.
Director: Chung Mong-Hong. Producer: Yeh Jufeng, Tseng Shao-Chien. Screenwriter: Chung Mong-Hong. Cinematographer: Nagao Nakashima. Editor: Lai Hsiu-Hsiung. Cast: Michael Hui, Nadow, Leon Dai, Tuo Tsung-Hua, Matt Wu.
DCP, color, in Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese and Thai with English subtitles, 111 min.
FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.