Dust in the Wind


Time Out says

Faintly disappointing by Hou's own very high standards, this story of teenage love and betrayal (framed by a move from village to city) is notable for its sociological precision and its oblique criticism of Taiwanese militarism. As often in Hou's movies, mainland China is a huge off-screen presence, here briefly stumbling on-screen in the person of a terrified fisherman whose boat has sailed off-course. Performances and technical standards are both superb, but there's a nagging sense that the director is marking time rather than moving forward.

By: TR


Release details

110 mins

Cast and crew

Hou Xiaoxian
Wu Nianzhen, Zhu Tianwen
Wang Ching-wen
Hsing Shu-fen
Ch'en Shu-fang
Li Tien-lu
Lin Yang
Mei Fang
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