World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Taipei Story

Article Id: WHEBN0022407076
Reproduction Date:

Title: Taipei Story  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Taipei, 1985 in film, Hong Kong Film Award, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Chu Tien-wen, Edward Yang, Wu Nien-jen, Tsai Chin (singer), List of Taiwanese films
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Taipei Story

Taipei Story
Directed by Edward Yang
Written by Chu Tien-wen
Hou Hsiao-hsien
Starring Hou Hsiao-hsien
Tsai Chin
Release date(s) Taiwan 1985
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin
Taiwanese

Taipei Story (青梅竹馬) is a 1985 film by Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang. The film stars Yang's fellow filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien, and singer Tsai Chin, who Yang subsequently married.

It is one of the earliest films of the New Taiwan Cinema.

Synopsis

Taipei Story concerns a young woman (Tsai Chin) urgently seeking to navigate the maze of contemporary Taipei, and find a future. She hopes that her boyfriend Lung (Hou Hsiao-hsien) is the key to the future, but Lung is stuck in a past that combines baseball and traditional loyalty that leads him to squander his nest egg bailing her father out of financial trouble.

The film "displays Yang's uncompromising critique of the middle-class with its dissection of its heroine's emotional fragility, vainly disguised behind the sunglasses she sports day and night. As she flees the past, her boyfriend idealistically clings to it, a Confucian rigidity toward which Yang bears still less patience."[1]

Notes

External links

  • IMDb entry


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.