Segment of an omnibus film, BEM VINDO A SÃO PAULO, coordinated and written by Leon Cakoff, in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
Directed by Tsai Ming-Liang • 2004, Taiwan/Brazil
10 minutes • DVD
Qing Shaonien Ne Zha
(Rebels Of The Neon God)
© Films sans Frontières
In this first major opus by a leading exponent of Taiwanese Second Wave cinema, the lives of alienated youth from two sectors of Taipei society converge in a criminal act, leading to revenge. Documentary strategies are brought to bear on this “no holds barred” depiction of urban Taiwan in the nineties. The film won the Golden Horse Award for Best Original Score at the 1992 Golden Horse Film Festival, the Bronze Award at the 1993 Tokyo International Film Festival, and the Best International Film Award at the 1993 Torino International Festival of Young Cinema.
Written and directed by Tsai Ming-Liang • Taiwan, 1992
106 minutes • 35mm • In Mandarin with English subtitles
Co-sponsored by the UCI Humanities Center and the Taiwanese Economic and Cultural Office of Los Angeles
NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED