Good Men, Good Women

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(1995, 108 min, 35mm)

Part of our series Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien—read more at

Introduction by Sean Gilman
Co-presented with the Grand Illusion Cinema

Steeped in the communist history of 1940s Taiwan, the sensitively interlaced stories of Good Men, Good Women unfold as a film-within-a-film. Liang Ching, an actress, gets ready to star in a World War 2 era film about Taiwanese Communists who threw themselves into the anti-Japanese resistance. But when stolen pages of her diary start surfacing, painful memories of a dead lover trigger flashbacks. Past and present start to bleed together as the plot of the film mixes with Liang’s own personal history.

“...[a] sinuous, meticulously constructed tableaux, which unfold hypnotically” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“Evokes a stunning emotional response... a rigorous work of art whose mysteries are worth unraveling.”—Caryn James, The New York Times.

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** Also screens Sunday, March 22 at at the Grand Illusion Cinema, 1403 Northeast 50th Street.
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By: Northwest Film Forum

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