Tong nien wang shi (A Time to Live and a Time to Die) (1985)
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One of Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's best-known films, this semi-autobiographical drama follows the childhood and teenage years of a young man named Ah-ha, as he comes of age in the Taiwan countryside. Though born on the Chinese mainland, Ah-ha moves to Taiwan at a very early age when his father accepts a government position upon the island. His family soon becomes permanent residents of the island, thanks a combination of historical circumstance -- the Communist takeover of the mainland
Jan 1, 1985 Wide
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[A] delicate, haunted drama, from 1986, in which the director Hou Hsiao-hsien conjures his reminiscences of childhood and adolescence in a remote Taiwan village in the nineteen-forties and fifties.
Wonderfully crafted film that depicts childhood in a very simple but relevant manner.
Moving and memorable, and more accessible than some of the director's other work
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