Dust in the Wind

This is a past event

BBFC RatingDust in the Wind

Show Times

Select a time below to book

GenreDrama, Romance
Director(s)Hou Hsiao-hsien
Writer(s)Chu T'ien-wen, Wu Nien-jen
LanguageTaiwanese, Mandarin
Running Time1HR 53MINS
Extra InfoEnglish Subtitles
SeasonThe Early films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

In hope of a better life, two young high school sweethearts, Ah-yun (Hsin Shu-fen) and Wan (Chien-wen Wang), decide to leave their desolate mining hometown and head for Taipei.

Once there they find numerous obstacles facing them and their relationship. Set in 1960s Taiwan, the film offers a strikingly stark contrast between rural and urban life.

Dust in the Wind is director Hou’s seventh feature film and marks his first collaboration with screenwriter Wu Nien-jen. Now a more established filmmaker, it displays the director’s developing visual style and his often-fatalistic approach to romantic love.

This screening will be introduced by Dr. Humberto Saldanha, Lecturer in Film in the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Screening as part of The Early Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien, curated by HOME, Manchester, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan).


An error occurred while loading this page