Friday, September 7, 2007

Human Comedy 《人間喜劇》

116 min
Directed by Hung Hung
導演 鴻鴻 (2001)

Departing stylistically from the long-take, deep-focus norm of Taiwanese New Cinema, The Human Comedy brings the viewer much closer to the characters. A portrait of a postmodern Taiwan at the beginning of this millennium, the film weaves four different story lines loosely based on anecdotes from The Book of 24 Filial Pieties, a classic compilation of Confucian moral fables. Four stories are presented in seven interrelated episodes, affording viewers glimpses into the disintegrating social bonds of a traditional society in transition.

Director Hung Hung in person

Screening time and venue:
Stanford University October 7, 7:00 pm, Cubberley Auditorium
UC Davis , October 10, 8:00 pm, Haring 1227
SLC Film Center, October 17, 7:00 pm, Post Theater

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

very good...natural...soft ...touching..good director