QINGMEI ZHUMA

V' 07

QINGMEI ZHUMA

TAIPEI STORY

Edward Yang
Taiwan, 1985
Fiction, 120min, OmeU

QINGMEI ZHUMA

Edward Yang
Taiwan, 1985
Fiction, 120min, OmeU

Cast: 
Hou Hsiao-hsien
Cai Qin
Yang Liyin
Wu Nien-jen
Sun Peng
Lin Xiuling
Lai Denan
Ko I-cheng
Ke Suyun
Chen Shufang
Screenplay: 
Edward Yang
Hou Hsiao-hsien
Zhu Tianwen
Sound: 
Du Duzhi
Camera: 
Yang Weihan
Editor: 
Wang Qi Yang
Song Fanchen
Composer: 
Edward Yang

Production: 
Ever Green Production Taiwan
World Sales: 
3 H Production 2f, No. 5, Lane 23, Wan-Ning Street 116 Taipei, Taiwan T 62 239 58 22 hhhfilms@ms12.hinet.net
Format: 
35 mm
Color
Kopie aus der Sammlung des Chinese Taipei Film Archive

In memoriam of Edward Yang (1947-2007)

A turning point in the history of Taiwanese cinema, Edward Yang's masterpiece suggests a rough parallel with Abbas Kiarostami's Close Up in relation to Iranian cinema by virtue of featuring the other key Taiwanese filmmaker, Hou Hsiao-hsien, in a leading role, much as Mohsen Makhmalbaf is featured in Kiarostami's film. Hou, who also collaborated on the script, plays an alienated businessman working for a textile manufacturer who was an ace baseball player in his youth; when his girlfriend loses her job at a computer firm, their relationship begins to crumble. But this couple's malaise is only part of a multifaceted sense of confusion and despair that affects three generations of Taipei residents during a period of economic boom, and Yang's mastery in weaving together all his characters and subplots against a glittering urban landscape anticipates the major themes of his subsequent works. (Jonathan Rosenbaum)

Copy from the collection of the Chinese Taipei Film Archive