A City of Sadness 悲情城市

A City of Sadness 悲情城市

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

159min, 1989
Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien 侯孝賢

6:15pm           Welcome Remarks
6:30-9:15pm   Film Screening

Dates & times

Friday, 20 March 2015

6.15pm - 9.15pm


Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton, ACT

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