"A Time to Live and a Time to Die"
Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien
depiction of childhood and adolescence, inspired by his own youth,
dramatizes the growing generation gap between family members out of touch
with their cultural heritage. The story follows a family from southern
mainland China who migrate to Taiwan to escape from financial hardship and
later find themselves unable to return. "One of the great Chinese
language films. The scenes are so lucid they stay in our minds like actual
memories" (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune). Winner of the
Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Taiwanese with English
subtitles. Taiwan. 137 minutes.