不散 (Goodbye, Dragon Inn) 2003 Ages 18+

3.30PM Sat 16 Oct 2021 (1hr 22mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Goodbye, Dragon Inn will screen from a 4K digital restoration.

‘The feature film takes place in a decaying cinema at the time of its final projection before closing its doors. The late wuxia master King Hu’s 1966 classic swordplay film Dragon Inn – a film Tsai says has captured his imagination since he was eleven years old – is screened to a diminishing audience. Among the handful of remaining viewers are two of the actors who feature in the film, ghostly relics from Asian cinema’s golden age whose presence evokes the literal translation of the film’s Mandarin title 不散, meaning ‘no leaving’. Described as ‘a beautiful love poem to the movies’ (Slant), Goodbye, Dragon Inn exquisitely captures the elegiac mood surrounding the fate of cinema at the turn of the twenty-first century.’ Tate Modern

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, STEREO, 82 MINUTES, TAIWAN, MANDARIN/MIN NAN/JAPANESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: TSAI MING-LIANG / CINEMATOGRAPHER: PEN-JUNG LIAO / EDITOR: SHENG-CHANG CHEN / PROD CO: HOMEGREEN FILMS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: HOMEGREEN FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: 4K DCP