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Café Lumière (Taiwan, 2003)

May 7, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 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.”

Café Lumière (Kohi jiko) (Taiwan, 2003)
Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien.

In this Tokyo-set rumination on the interplay between past and present, freelance writer Yoko researches a talented but forgotten Taiwanese composer, as she copes with an unexpected pregnancy and impending single motherhood. The legacy of colonialism, the erosion of traditional domesticity, and the solitude and displacements of contemporary urban life reverberate through director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s contemplative tribute to the films of Yasujiro Ozu.

Screenwriter: Hou Hsiao-hsien. With: Hitoto Yo, Asano Tadanobu, Hagiwara Masato, Yo Kimiko, Kobayashi Nenji.

In Japanese with English subtitles, 103 min.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.! UCLA Festival of Preservation Passes available for $50.

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May 7, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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James Bridges Theater
235 Charles E Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States