AFS: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'A City of Sadness' w/ Peggy Chiao

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Presented by Austin Film Society at AFS Cinema, Austin TX

Sep 29
AFS: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'A City of Sadness' w/ Peggy Chiao

**This screening will be introduced by filmmaker and writer Peggy Chiao. There will be a moderated discussion after the film with Chiao and others.**

Hou Hsiao-Hsien closed out the ’80s with one of his most acclaimed works, toplined by future superstar Tony Leung Chiu-wai (CHUNGKING EXPRESS). Still undistributed in the U.S., A CITY OF SADNESS was a sensation in Taiwan for its frank depiction of the post-World War II era, when Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist government ended fifty years of Japanese rule and placed the island under a brutal martial-law regime. But for all its ambition, the film remains touchingly intimate, using the story
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