[4K RESTORATION] A City of Sadness (悲情城市) (1989) [with Singapore Film Society]

  • July 19, 2024 | 8:00 PM - 10:25 PM | Friday
  • Oldham Theatre
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This screening of A City of Sadness is presented in partnership with the Singapore Film Society.

Ticketing link: https://sfs-cityofsadness.peatix.com/?lang=en-sg



Original Title: 悲情城市
Year: 1989
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Runtime: 157 min
Country: Taiwan
Language: Taiwanese, Mandarin, Japanese, Cantonese, Shanghainese with English and Chinese subtitles
Rating: M18


1989 Venice Film Festival 

BEST DIRECTOR (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
1989 Golden Horse Film Festival


In 1945, the Second World War has ended but the tranquil is short-lived. The four sons of the Lin family have become unwitting witnesses to history through their own life stories.

Wen-hsiung, the eldest son, supports his young family with a fledgling business. Wen-lung, the second brother, has not returned from the frontlines while the third brother Wen-liang survived the war, only to be severely traumatised. The youngest son, Wen-ching, is a deaf photographer. Although the latter could have lived a quaint life with his best friend’s sister, Hiromi, he is compelled to join the resistance against political tyranny. A City of Sadness is the first Taiwanese film to touch upon the February 28 Incident.

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