Events

Film Screening: Yi Yi (A One and a Two …), with introduction by Kalli Peng

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Edward Yang’s cinematic swan song, released at the turn of the millennium, is a moving tapestry that weaves together the dissolution and reconstitution of the fragile subjectivities in an increasingly […]

Film Screening: A Confucian Confusion (Du li shi dai)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

A satirical comedy with biting wit and a romance that is equally suspicious of and hopeful about love, this film ambitiously negotiates the coexistence of Confucianism with capitalism and democracy. In what […]

Film Screening: Mahjong (Ma jiang)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Mahjong is a game for four players, and the one who first collects winning sets of tiles wins. But the real game lies not in these rectangular pieces per se, […]

Film Screening: The Terrorizers (Kong bu fen zi)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Characterized as “Yang’s most difficult, intellectually provocative, and structurally challenging film” (John Anderson), Edward Yang’s third feature-length film is a puzzle with immense reverberatory power. The Terrorizers depicts the intertwining of love […]

Film Screening: That Day, on the Beach (Hai tan de yi tian)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

A renowned young pianist, Tan Ching-Ching (Terry Hu) comes back to Taipei for the first time in thirteen years to give a performance. An old friend, Lin Jia-li (Sylvia Chang), […]

Film Screening: Mahjong (Ma jiang)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Mahjong is a game for four players, and the one who first collects winning sets of tiles wins. But the real game lies not in these rectangular pieces per se, […]

Film Screening: Taipei Story (Qing mei zhu ma)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Lung (Hou Hsiao-Hsien), an ex-Little League baseball player, runs a fabric store in Dihua Street, a traditional commercial center in the west of Taipei. His long-term girlfriend, Ah-Chin (Tsai Chin), […]

Film Screening: The Terrorizers (Kong bu fen zi)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Characterized as “Yang’s most difficult, intellectually provocative, and structurally challenging film” (John Anderson), Edward Yang’s third feature-length film is a puzzle with immense reverberatory power. The Terrorizers depicts the intertwining of love […]

Film Screening: In Our Time (Guang yin de gu shi)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

The omnibus film In Our Time initiated radical innovations in terms of aesthetic styles, industry practices and commonly depicted themes, thereby revolutionizing the filmmaking industry in Taiwan and inaugurating the movement of […]

Film Screening: Yi Yi (A One and a Two …)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Edward Yang’s cinematic swan song, released at the turn of the millennium, is a moving tapestry that weaves together the dissolution and reconstitution of the fragile subjectivities in an increasingly […]

Film Screening: A Brighter Summer Day (Guling jie shaonian sharen shijian)

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA, United States

Similar to Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s A City of Sadness (1989), A Brighter Summer Day also traces the experiences of a large family during a critical historical epoch in Taiwan. Set in the early 1960s, against the backdrop […]