• A Summer at Grandpa's

    1984. Taiwan. Hou Hsiao-hsien. 100 min.

Thursday, June 19, 2008, 8:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • A Summer at Grandpa's

    1984. Taiwan. Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien. Screenplay by Chu Tien-wen. With Guo Yen Zheng, C. Chien Li, Edward Yang. When their mother falls gravely ill, Tung-tung and his younger sister Pi-yun are bundled out of Taipei to the countryside, where their grandfather runs the local clinic. The film may be enjoyed as a bright and affectionate recollection of childhood, but it is punctuated with startling incidents. Hsiao-hsien pulls a stylistic coup, deepening an otherwise sunny chronicle with the underlying tension of impending danger. In Mandarin; English subtitles. 100 min.

In the Film exhibition Celebrating Summer

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