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. Please follow the link below to learn more about the group.