Taipei Story

Film

Time Out says

The film that introduced Yang's prodigious talent to the West is a quietly stunning drama which sees the various problems facing a rapidly modernised city reflected in the lives of a dozen or so subtly observed characters. At the centre are a troubled upper middle-class couple: a failed businessman lost in dreams of the past (Hou), and a budding executive whose reaction to redundancy is more in tune with the future. Though there's little in the way of story, Yang's insights and honesty about emotions ensure interest throughout; and it looks absolutely superb.

Details

Release details

Duration:
115 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Edward Yang
Screenwriter:
Edward Yang, Chu T'ien-wen, Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Cast:
Ts'ai Ch'in
Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Wu Nien-chen
Lin Hsiu-ling