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Fri 30, 8:15pm: Taipei Story

Fri 30, 8:15pm: Taipei Story

Edward Yang’s second feature is a mournful anatomy of a city caught between the past and the present. Taipei Story chronicles the growing estrangement between a washed-up baseball player (Hou Hsiao-hsien) working in his family’s textile business and his girlfriend (pop star Tsai Chin), who clings to the upward mobility of her career in property development.
Sat 1, 6:20pm: The 400 Blows

Sat 1, 6:20pm: The 400 Blows

François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told from the point of view of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood.
Sat 1, 8:15pm: Jules and Jim

Sat 1, 8:15pm: Jules and Jim

An exuberant and poignant meditation on freedom, loyalty, and the fortitude of love, Jules and Jim was a worldwide success in 1962 and remains every bit as audacious and entrancing today.
Sun 2, 5:30pm: Woman of the Dunes

Sun 2, 5:30pm: Woman of the Dunes

An amateur entomologist leaves Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in a vast desert. When he misses his bus back to the city, he is persuaded of spending the night with a young widow in her hut by a sand dune, who is forced to constantly clear the sands that threaten to engulf it. One of cinema’s most unnerving and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of everyday life as a Sisyphean struggle.
Sun 2, 8:15pm: Persona

Sun 2, 8:15pm: Persona

Arguably Bergman’s most representative and iconic film, Persona is the pivot point between the director’s two great sixties trilogies (his crisis-of-faith trio and the island-set films with which he closed the decade), blending crucial elements of both into something spare, chilling and inimitable. 

Calendar

Fri 30 Sep 8:15pm
Taipei Story
Sat 01 Oct 6:20pm
The 400 Blows
Sat 01 Oct 8:15pm
Jules and Jim
Sun 02 Oct 5:30pm
Woman of the Dunes
Sun 02 Oct 8:15pm
Persona
Sat 08 Oct 6:25pm
El Sur