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Taipei Story

Taipei Story

Edward Yang's second feature is a mournful anatomy of a city caught between the past and the present. Made in collaboration with Yang's fellow New Taiwan Cinema master Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taipei Story chronicles the growing estrangement between a washed-up baseball player (Hou, in a rare on-screen performance) working in his family's textile business and his girlfriend (Tsai Chin), who clings to the upward mobility of her career in property development. As the couple's dreams of marriage and emigration begin to unravel, Yang's gaze illuminates the precariousness of domestic life and the desperation of Taiwan's globalized modernity.

Taipei Story

Sun April 23, 2023, 2:00 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium

Taiwan, 1984, in Mandarin, 120 min • official site

Screenplay: Hou Hsiao-hsien, Chu Tien-wen, Edward Yang, Director: Edward Yang, Cast: Chin Tsai, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wu Nien-Jen, Lin Hsiu-Ling, Kelly Ko

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