*Dust in the Wind*. 1986. Taiwan. Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Dust in the Wind. 1986. Taiwan. Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. With Wang Ching-Wen, Hsin Shu-Fen, Li Tien-Lu. 35mm. In Taiwanese; English subtitles. 110 min.

A mesmerizing tracking shot, taken from the front of a train, opens Dust in the Wind. Emerging from a pitch-black tunnel, we see bright, green, mountainous terrain in the countryside of Taiwan. As the train goes in and out of tunnels, we are transported between an urban Taipei and a rural mining village. Two young lovers from this village give up high school to work in the big city, in a nostalgic portrayal of the changing Taiwan of the early 1970s, where modernization creates disturbances in traditional life. Dust in the Wind marks the second collaboration between Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Lee, who together would continue to make the films about ordinary life that formed the basis of the Taiwan New Cinema movement.

  1. Saturday, June 25, 2016,
    2:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
  2. Saturday, June 18, 2016,
    2:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1