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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This is a group for fans of serious art house cinema in London. We usually attend Sunday afternoon screenings of the most critically-acclaimed art house films from around the world - both brand new releases and repertory screenings - and follow this up with intelligent and lively discussions on what we have seen. We have been going for more than six years now.