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A CITY OF SADNESS (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1989)

For me, Hou Hsiao-hsien is the most important living filmmaker. A CITY OF SADNESS is among his finest achievements; an epic study of postwar Taiwan's 'White Terror' as experienced by various members of a single family. Hou's sublime style - with characters frequently observed from a distance by an unmoving camera - combines rigour with delicacy, allowing us to identify intimately with the struggles of his protagonists while always remaining aware of the context that gives their actions meaning. - Brad Stevens

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  • Cathy

    Was going to come but have had a migraine/aura this am so will be lying on the sofa instead. Enjoy. Hope to get to book group on Thursday though!

    August 24, 2014

  • Sarah

    Really sorry to miss this after all should be a great film..

    August 24, 2014

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