A screening of the modern day classic, restored to 4K, in celebration of Nick Pinkerton's new book on Goodbye, Dragon Inn. Australian premiere.
A beautiful love poem to the movies.
In an old Taipei movie theatre, on the eve of a "temporary closing", King Hu’s 1967 wuxia classic Dragon Inn plays to a dwindling audience. Lonely souls cruise the aisles for companionship while two actors from Hu’s film watch themselves writ large, perhaps for the last time. Cited by award-winning Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) as “THE best film of the past 125 years”, Tsai Ming-liang’s 2003 film Goodbye Dragon Inn is a modern-day classic; restored to 4K digital for a new generation of cinema fans to discover.
Please note this event is a screening only. The launch of Nick Pinkerton's new book on Goodbye, Dragon Inn will be held on Fri 12 Mar in the ACMI Shop with a drink on arrival – tickets available here.
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Tsai Ming-liang, Metrograph, 2016
READ: Interview with Tsai Ming-liang
Huei-Yin Chen, Film Comment, Apr 2015
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James Balmont, Little White Lies, Nov 2020
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Michelle Cho, Mubi, Nov 2020
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Darren Hughes, Senses of Cinema, May 2003
Sun 14 Mar 2021
In line with current Government requirements, and to ensure your safety, we have reduced the seating capacity for this event.