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Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)

ACMI and Fireflies Press present

Goodbye, Dragon Inn

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Tsai Ming-liang | Taiwan | | CTC

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.

Slant Magazine

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.

Format: 4K DCP
Language: In Mandarin and Taiwanese with English subtitles
Source: Homegreen Films
Courtesy: Homegreen Films
Duration: 82 min

Learn more

READ: Chasing the Film Spirit
Tsai Ming-liang, Metrograph, 2016

READ: Interview with Tsai Ming-liang
Huei-Yin Chen, Film Comment, Apr 2015

READ: Why now is the perfect time to watch Goodbye, Dragon Inn
James Balmont, Little White Lies, Nov 2020

WATCH: Lee Kang-Sheng Through the Eyes of Tsai Ming-liang
Michelle Cho, Mubi, Nov 2020

READ: Great Directors: Tsai Ming-liang
Darren Hughes, Senses of Cinema, May 2003

When

Sun 14 Mar 2021

5pm

Tickets

Full

$18

Concession

$14

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$12

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Duration

82 mins

Rating

CTC

Where

Cinema 1, ACMI
Fed Square, Melbourne

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