Asian Film Festival - Italia
 

The Flight of the Red Balloon

The first part in a new series of films produced by Musée d’Orsay, ‘Flight of the Red Balloon’ tells the story of a French family as seen through the eyes of a Chinese student. The film was shot in August and September 2006 on location in Paris. This is Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s first Western film. It is based on the classic French short The Red Balloon directed by Albert Lamorisse.

Three Times

There are three stories of women and men: in “A Time for Love” set in 1966, a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; “A Time for Freedom,” set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer’s longing to escape her surroundings; in “A Time for Youth” set in 2005 Taipei, a triangle in which a singer has an affair with a photographer while her partner suffers is dramatized. …

Good Men, Good Women

Intended as the concluding film in the trilogy on the modern history of Taiwan began with Beiqing Chengshi (1989), this film reveals the story through three levels: a film within a film as well as the past and present as linked by a young woman, Liang Ching. She is being persecuted by an anonymous man who calls her repeatedly but does not speak. He has stolen her diary and faxes her pages daily. Liang is …

Café Lumière

Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko keeps everyone at arm’s length, whether it’s her father and stepmother or Hajime, the owner of a small bookstore who could be the father of her unborn child. Yoko seems most at home when she’s riding the train, speeding around the city with only her thoughts to entertain her.

City of Sadness

Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung, the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred by his experiences in the war, ends up in an insane asylum. Deaf-mute photographer Wen-ching, the youngest brother, decides to make a stand and fight the Kuomintang government from China that is assuming power.

Boys from Fengkuei

Hou Hsiao-hsien Boys from Fengkuei Taiwan 19831 h 38 min Click an icon to see more Metadata Director Hou Hsiao-hsien Runtime 1 h 38 min Release Date 1983 Country  Taiwan Production Chung Yi Film Production, Fu-Film, Scholar Films Company Images Actors Starring: Doze Niu Cheng-Tse, Zhang Shi, Lin Hsiu-Ling, Grace …