"Edward Yang will remain as the great Chinese filmmaker of modernity." OLIVIER ASSAYAS
Lon and Chin have known each other for many years. He is a former baseball player with no real professional ambition; she has a job as a secretary in a large architectural firm. The feeling they have for each other is a mixture of love and deep affection, with blurred contours. But the brutal dismissal of Chin will soon split their couple and compromise their project of living together...
Taipei Story is the second film by Edward Yang ( Yi Yi ), a leading director of New Taiwan Cinema with Hou Hsiao-hsien – also producer, co-writer and main actor of the film. Through the story of the disintegration of a couple, he paints a disenchanted portrait of a country in the grip of profound upheavals, constantly swinging between its past and its thirst for modernity. For the first time on Blu-ray in its 4K restoration!
TAIPEI STORY (1985 – Colors – 120 mins) unreleased on Blu-ray and DVD – new 4K restoration
.COLLECTIVE ENERGY OF THE NEW TAIWANESE WAVE (25 mn) “Edward Yang's importance in Chinese cinema […] stems from the way he very early had of understanding and questioning the transformation of his country. In this unpublished analysis, director Olivier Assayas looks back on the priceless work of Edward Yang and, through it, the birth of modern Chinese cinema.