Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Feb 17 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou After Hours
Film Info
Director:Hou Hsiao-hsien
Featuring:Shu Qi
Jack Kao
Runtime:119 minutes
Year Released:2001
Production Country:Taiwan


Presented by the Bijou Film Board, as part of Bijou's After Hours series.

FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $8.00 for general public!

Every After Hours show includes a PRIZE DRAWING before the screening!

"Dreamy, hypnotic, and ethereal...a lavish, gorgeous film."—Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

"Sordid yet transcendent, bathed in neon haze and set to a relentless techno-beat, Hou Hsiao-hsien's Millennium Mambo is not only the most pop movie the great Taiwanese filmmaker has ever made but among the most astonishingly beautiful."—J. Hoberman, New York Times

4K DCP Restoration!

A stylish and seductive submersion into the techno-scored neon nightlife of Taipei, Hou's much-misunderstood marvel stars Shu Qi (The Assassin) as an aimless bar hostess drifting away from her blowhard boyfriend and towards Jack Kao's suave, sensitive gangster. Structured as a flashback to the then-present from the then-future of 2011, it's a transfixing trance-out of a movie, drenched in club lights, ecstatic endorphin-rush exhilaration, and a nagging undercurrent of ennui.

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