Taiwan Film Festival

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Dust in the Wind


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Dust in the Wind
戀戀風塵
Lianlian fengchen

Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsian
導演 侯孝賢
(1986)

One of Hou’s earliest commercial and critical successes, DUST IN THE WIND is the story of Wan and Huen, a young couple living in a small mining town in Taiwan. Tired of the demands of school and discontented with the limits of country life, the two quit school and move to Taipei, where they work menial jobs for little money. The monotony of their lives is broken when Wan is drafted into the army -- a fateful turn that alters their lives irrevocably. Filled with grace, beauty, and bittersweet humor, the film is an engaging exploration of love, innocence, and the harsh realities of modern life.

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