Asia and the Pacific Screens
The Hole 洞
5:30pm - 7:00pm
07 Dec 2016
The Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU
1998, 85 mins, Taiwan
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang 蔡明亮
Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles
A bizarre epidemic has broken out in Taipei and the city is under quarantine. The rain is unrelenting. After a repairman accidently drills a hole in the floor of an apartment, two neighbors become intimately aware of the other’s presence. The 'hole' opens a space of threat, intrigue, communication, and fantasy. Only Tsai Ming-liang can find a way to make a gorgeous, depressing, and campy musical on being alone while next to someone.
This screening will be followed by a short informal discussion with CIW Postdoctoral Fellow Olivier Krischer.
This film is part of Asia and the Pacific Screens Season Six: Borderlands, presented by the Australian Centre on China in the World.