Daughter of the Nile

(Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1987, Taiwan, 91 min.)

As director Hou was putting together a string of exceptionally good films (A Summer at Grandpa’sA 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, 2019 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119

Event Type

Art & Performances, Film Series


Divisions, School of Communications



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