Qīngshàonián Nézhā (Rebels of the Neon God) 1992 Ages 18+
8.30PM Fri 12 Mar 2021 (1hr 36mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
Rebels of the Neon God will screen from a 2K digital restoration.
'Tsai Ming-liang’s debut feature thrums with the energy of an iconoclast director coming into his own. Lee Kang-sheng plays Hsiao-kang, a cram school dropout living with his parents. After a chance encounter, Hsiao-kang grows obsessed with a trio of hoodlums, stalking them on their nightly prowls of Taipei. A revenge odyssey unfurls in the neon glow of the city’s video arcades, roller discos and love hotels. Tsai inflects this universal story of disaffected youth with his own idiosyncratic vision. This electrifying debut contains many of the director’s trademarks: long takes, tragicomic eroticism, rain, melons and his puckish muse, Lee.' AGNSW
35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 106 MINUTES, TAIWAN, MANDARIN/MIN NAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: TSAI MING-LIANG / CINEMATOGRAPHER: PEN-JUNG LIAO / EDITOR: CHI-YANG WANG / PROD CO: CENTRAL MOTION PICTURES / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: CENTRAL MOTION PICTURES / SCREENING FORMAT: 2K DCP