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Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema (Taiwan, 2014)

April 12, 2015 @ 7:00 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.”

Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema (Guang yin de gu shi: Taiwan xin dian ying) (Taiwan, 2014)
Directed by Chinlin Hsieh.

This stirring documentary, rich with film clips and interviews, charts the emergence of the New Taiwanese Cinema, that movement beginning in the 1980s that led to a socially engaged, formally inventive and critically acclaimed national cinema. Director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s rise to fame is central to this story, and his influence in Taiwan and beyond is cited by auteurs including Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jia Zhang-ke, Olivier Assayas, and many others.

Producer: Angelika Wang Ken Yu. Director: Chinlin Hsieh. Cinematographer: Olivier Marceny. Editor: Olivier Marceny.

In Mandarin, French, English, Thai, Italian and Spanish with English subtitles, 109 min.

Preceded by:
The Electric Princess Picture House (Dian Ji Guan) (France, 2007)
Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien.

Part of the anthology film Chacun son cinĂ©ma, director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s portion reconstructs the life around a vintage cinema house, and pays respectful homage to director Robert Bresson.

4 min.

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

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April 12, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States