(Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1987, Taiwan, 91 min.)
As director Hou was putting together a string of exceptionally good films (A Summer at Grandpa’s, A Time to Live and a Time to Die) but just before the watershed of A City of Sadness, with Daughter of the Nilehe took his eye to 1980s Taipei youth culture. Lin Hsiao-yang (Taiwanese pop singer Lin Yang) is a young KFC employee who finds herself responsible for keeping her wannabe gangster little brother Lin Hsiao-fang (Hou regular Jack Kao) in line, and for whom her only escape comes from reading manga.
In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Friday, February 8 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119