Millennium Mambo

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Northwest Film Forum says
(2001, 119 min, 35mm)

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

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

In 2011 Taipei, Vicki reflects on her life at the turn of the century as an aimless party girl. Her jealous, drug-addled boyfriend drives her away into a seemingly platonic relationship with Jack, an older man. Jack’s mafia connections force him to visit Japan and he suggests that she follow. The sole contemporary-set feature of this retrospective is one of Hou’s most beautifully shot films—a ghostly story of ennui and regret.

“Mambo is a ghost story, but what has died is more than a single soul—rather, history, memory, a sense of being and belonging.”—James Quandt, Artforum.

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** Also screens Saturday, March 28 at at the Grand Illusion Cinema, 1403 Northeast 50th Street
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