Song of the Exile (1990)
Song of the Exile (1990)

Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Song of the Exile

Ann Hui | Hong Kong | 1990 | G

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Wed 17 Apr 2024

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This panoramic account of a troubled mother-daughter relationship is inspired by Hui’s own life story and was scripted by frequent Hou Hsiao-Hsien collaborator Wu Nien-Jen. Deeply rooted in the events that shaped East Asian history after the end of the Pacific War, this exquisite and deeply moving Hong Kong-Taiwan co-production examines the notions of exile and diaspora from a multitude of perspectives. One of Hui’s most celebrated films, it also features a truly commanding lead performance by Maggie Cheung, a role that opened the way for her landmark appearances in Centre Stage and the films of Wong Kar-Wai.

Format: DCP
Language: English, Cantonese, Japanese, and Mandarin with English subtitles
Source: Fortune Star Media Limited
Courtesy: Fortune Star Media Limited
Runtime: 100 mins

Event duration

110 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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