Your Next Obsession: QIAN XI MAN PO (Millennium Mambo) 2001
AFG Film Club presents at The Club (AKUMB, 40 Tumanyan Str.)
June 7 – July 26, 2016 Program
YOUR NEXT OBSESSION:
THE FILMS OF TAIWANESE MASTER HOU HSIAO-HSIEN
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 20:00
QIAN XI MAN PO (Millennium Mambo)
2001, Taiwan / France, R, 119 min, Drama / Romance, DVD
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Stars: Qi Shu, Jack Kao, Chun-hao Tuan
Taipei. A voice off-camera looks back ten years to 2000, when Vicky was in an on-again off-again relationship with Hao-Hao. She's young, lovely, and aimless. He's a slacker. Cigarettes and alcohol fuel her nights. We see bits of her life: when Hao-Hao steals his father's Rolex and the police detain them; when she gets a job as a club hostess, where she meets Jack, who becomes her patron and protector; when Hao-Hao comes to the club, insisting on talking to her; when she visits Yubari, Japan, for its film festival in the dead of winter; when Jack must go to Japan to straighten out trouble caused by one of his acolytes. Does Vicky have any expectations? Does time simply pass?
* Special thanks to the program supporter Khachatur Aloyan (USA)
* Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
* Films are screened in original language with English subtitles.