Goodbye, Dragon Inn

Goodbye, Dragon Inn

A FILM BY: Ming-liang Tsai
WRITTEN BY: Sung Hsi (additional narrative), Ming-liang Tsai
STARRING: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Kiyonobu Mitamura

It’s the final show at Taipei’s enormous Fu Ho movie palace, and a small band of cinephiles, cruisers, and ghosts gather to watch a screening of King Hu’s wuxia landmark, DRAGON INN. Released after years of fin-de-siècle proclamations of cinema’s flagging relevance--but before the wholesale replacement of 35mm release prints with digital projection—Tsai’s melancholy ode to moviegoing returns to us now through a double layer of phantom nostalgia.

In Mandarin with English subtitles

 

Technical Information

Production Year: 2003
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Language: Chinese (Mandarin)
Run Time: 82 mins
Format: 35mm