不散 (Goodbye, Dragon Inn) 2003 Ages 15+
3.30PM Sat 16 Oct 2021 (1hr 22mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
Goodbye, Dragon Inn will screen from a 4K digital restoration.
Declared the "best film of the past 125 years" by Thai auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Goodbye, Dragon Inn is a poetic depiction of the final hours of a Taipei cinema. As the ticketing attendant tends to her duties and looks for the projectionist, a young Japanese tourist attempts to solicit a casual sexual encounter from one of the enigmatic men wandering the purportedly haunted cinema. Amidst the sparsely attended audience are mysterious spectral figures and two of the stars of the film playing on the screen – King Hu's wuxia classic Dragon Inn 1966 – now decades older, watching their younger selves. Tsai Ming-liang's film is hypnotising elegy to the simultaneously solitary and communal act of cinema-going, and the joys and sadnesses of the dreams and memories it creates.
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