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A City of Sadness

Bei qing cheng shi
Taiwan 1989, 157’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Hou Hsiao-hsien
screenplay: Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wu Nien-jen
cinematography: Chen Huai-en
editing: Liao Ching-song
music: S.E.N.S.
cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Sung Young Chen, Jack Kao, Li Tain-lu
producer: Chiu Fu-sheng
production: 3H Productions, ERA International
language: taiwanese
colouration: colour

Awards and festivals

MFF w Wenecji 1989 - Złoty Lew i Nagroda UNESCO, Golden Horse FF 1989 - najlepszy aktor, najlepszy reżyser, Kinema Junpo Award 1991 - najlepszy film obcojęzyczny

Film description

Hou Hsiao-hsien

Born in China in 1947, raised in Taiwan where he graduated from the National Taiwan Arts Academy. Received several best Director awards at international festivals (including Cannes, Venice, and Taipei). One of the key member of the Taiwanese New Wave, which was highly influential for cinema in its homeland and abroad. His retrospective was show at the 5th Five Flavours.

Selected filmography:

1980 Jiu shi liu liu de ta / Cute Girls

1983 The Sandwich Man / Erzi de Dawan’ou

1983 Chłopcy z Fengkuei / Feng gui lai de ren / The Boys From Fengkuei

1985 Czas życia, czas śmierci / Tong nian wang shi / The Time to Live and the Time to Die

1989 Miasto smutku / Bei qing cheng shi / A City of Sadness

2001 Millennium Mambo / Qian xi man po / Millennium Mambo

2007 Podróż czerwonego balonika / Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge / The Flight of the Red Balloon

2015 Zabójczyni / Nie yinniang / The Assassin

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