Past Meetup

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

This Meetup is past

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BFI Southbank

Belvedere Road Southbank, Waterloo · London, SE1 8XT

How to find us

We will meet at 3 PM by BFI Southbank's ticket desk to attend the 3.20 screening in NFT1.

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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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