The first Chinese-language film to win the Venice Film Festival’s coveted Golden Lion, in 1989, A City of Sadness masterfully captures one of the most traumatic periods in Taiwan’s history, told through the fate of one family. A rare screening of the original 35mm release from the National Film & Sound Archive collection, this iconic work is a poignant, visually stunning account of the island’s transition from Japanese colonialism to Nationalist Chinese rule in the late 1940s.
Presented in partnership with the National Film & Sound Archive
Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien 侯孝賢
6:15pm Welcome Remarks
6:30-9:15pm Film Screening