KINO presents: Taiwan New Wave | Lives Less Ordinary
Classic Special Taiwan New Wave

KINO presents: Taiwan New Wave | Lives Less Ordinary

Starting April 20th KINO is proud to present ๐“๐š๐ข๐ฐ๐š๐ง ๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐–๐š๐ฏ๐ž: ๐‹๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‹๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐Ž๐ซ๐๐ข๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ฒ [่‡บ็ฃๆ–ฐๆตชๆฝฎ้›ปๅฝฑ ๅนณๅ‡กไธๅนณๅ‡ก] and (re)introduce you to nine masterpieces.ย These classics have remained underseen in cinemas, so itโ€™s high time we showcase them on our grandest screen.ย Featuring films from the first and second wave by Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Ang Lee, Tsai Ming-liang and more.

The films of this revolutionary movement in cinema history were artistically innovative, but also in their realistic portrayal of the Taiwanese people. They illustrated societal and economic shifts, much like Italian Neorealism in the 1940s. By capturing their cultural identity, these filmmakers created their own voice and their own national cinema. In turn this movement inspired a new generation of filmmakers like Bong Joon-ho, Hirokazu Kore-eda and Olivier Assayas amongst others. All films will be presented in their original language with English subtitles.

 

Taipei Story (1985)
Classic Special Taiwan New Wave

Taipei Story (1985)

A young woman urgently seeks to navigate the maze of contemporary Taipei and find a future. She hopes that her boyfriend Lung 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.

  • Kijkwijzer 12
  • Geweld
In Our Time (1982)
Classic Special Taiwan New Wave

In Our Time (1982)

Four vignettes, each set in different decades from the 1950s through the 1980s, deal with protagonists at different stages of life between childhood and young adulthood.

  • Kijkwijzer 12
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Classic Special Taiwan New Wave

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.

  • Kijkwijzer 12
  • Drugs
  • Seks
Growing Up (1983)
Classic Special Taiwan New Wave

Growing Up (1983)

The story follows a young man as he changes from an intelligently aware youth, to a teenager with much less confidence than he once had, and finally, to a stable adult.

  • Kijkwijzer 12
Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
Classic Special Taiwan New Wave

Rebels of the Neon God (1992)

Defying his parents, disaffected youth Hsiao Kang drops out of the local cram school to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in wit Ah Tze, a young hoodlum, and their relationship is a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry that soon leads to trouble.

  • Kijkwijzer 16
  • Drugs
  • Geweld
  • Seks
Yi Yi (2000)
Classic Special Taiwan New Wave

Yi Yi (2000)

Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life’s meaning as they live through everyday quandaries. NJ is morose: his brother owes him money, his mother is in a coma, his wife suffers a spiritual crisis when she finds her life a blank and his business partners make bad decisions.

  • Kijkwijzer 12
  • Groftaalgebruik
Dust in the Wind (1986)
Classic Special

Dust in the Wind (1986)

A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. They move to Taipei, where A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone thinks they are meant for each other, and so do they. They fail to see time and fate are beyond their control.

  • Kijkwijzer 12
  • Groftaalgebruik
The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985)
Classic Special Taiwan New Wave

The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985)

When a family makes the move from Chinaโ€™s mainland to Taiwan, the elder members struggle to adapt in their new environment while Ah-Ha, a young boy, gradually reaches maturity. The generation gap grows fearsomely wide, threatening to alienate the young man from his family and theirย traditions.

  • Kijkwijzer 12
  • Seks
The Boys from Fengkuei (1983)
Classic Special Taiwan New Wave

The Boys from Fengkuei (1983)

Ah-Ching and his friends have just finished school in their island fishing village, and now spend most of their time drinking and fighting. Three of them decide to go to the port city of Kaohsiung to look for work. They find an apartment through relatives, and Ah-Ching is attracted to the girlfriend of a neighbor. There they face the harsh realities of the big city.

Specials

Preview: Challengers
Special

Preview: Challengers

De schrijver/acteur stakingen lieten ons lang wachten maar Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, Call Me By Your Name) levert eindelijk zijn sexy tennis liefdestriangel film af.

KINOxEUR Stadswandelingen
Special

KINOxEUR Stadswandelingen

Inleidingen van wetenschappers bij de films Le Quai des Brumes (1938) en Insomnia (2002) op 4 en 18 juni, in samenwerking met de podcast Stadswandelingen van Erasmus Verbindt.

Speed (1994)
a 35mm presentation Special

Speed (1994)

Jan de Bontโ€™s โ€˜Die Hard on a busโ€™, a masterfully cinematic adrenaline rush. We expected nothing less from the Dutch cinematographer as he actually shot Die Hard himself back in 1988.