Rice Cinema will host a three-day film festival featuring works in the Taiwan New Cinema genre.
Feb. 22 - Tong Nian Wang Shi (A Time to Live, A Time to Die)
Hou Hsiao-Hsien's early masterpiece tells the story of two decades in the life of a family that moves from mainland China to Taiwan. A coming of age story both touching and tragic, it follows a family's travails adjusting to exile and to the difficulties of pulling up stakes. A reception at 6 p.m. will precede the screening at 7 p.m.
Feb. 23 - Wo Zhe Yang Quo Le Yi Sheng (Kuei-Mei, A Woman)
Director Yi Chang, one of the contributors to the groundbreaking anthology In Our Time, makes effective use of the long-take style favored by the Taiwan New Wave, but he takes a more direct approach to storytelling in this tremendously moving saga of a woman whose shifting fortunes reflect the history of modern Taiwan.
Feb. 24 - Guang Yin De Gu Shi (In Our Time)
Often considered the first film in the New Taiwan Cinema, this omnibus of four short films traces the lives of Taiwanese from the '50s to the '80s. The stories vary from a boy's relation to his toy dinosaur to a young girl's fascination with the renter upstairs. Starring Sylvia Chang (Eat Drink Man Woman).