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Chinese Film Screening: A City of Sadness

Time: Friday 8.12.2017, 15-19
Venue: Unioninkatu 38

A City of Sadness (悲情城市) is a 1989 historical drama film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien. It tells the story of a family embroiled in the tragic "White Terror" in Taiwan, depicts the Lin family's experiences during the February 28 Incident.
This film won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, and is often considered Hou's masterpiece, also described as the most significant film to have emerged out of “Taiwan’s New Cinema”. The film holds a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In the British Film Institute's 2012 Sight & Sound poll, A City of Sadness was named one of the ten greatest films ever made.

The screening has English subtitles.

No advanced registration needed. But we do have limited chairs in the venue, so first come first served.

This screening is part of the course “Chinese Film Culture: Series of Screening and Lectures”, hosted by the Confucius Institute at University of Helsinki. There’ll be a brief introduction before the screening, as well as a short lecture and discussion afterwards all conducted in English. The event is for free and open to the public, but please note that whoever attends also needs to respect rules at the University. No food or colored drinks are allowed in the classroom.



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