Screen/Society--Cine-East [Taiwan]--Edward Yang's "The Terrorizers"
(Edward Yang, 1986, 109 min, Taiwan, in Taiwanese & Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD)
-- introduced by Prof. Guo-Juin Hong (AMES)!
In The Terrorizers, the young characters are well-off, with liberal/Westernized values, but they can’t keep up with a society that’s rapidly becoming more complex and emotionally chaotic. A crank call from a young half-Caucasian woman to a photographer’s apartment sets off a chain of events that tragically affect the lives of total strangers.
“The visuals are gorgeous and full of shades of white: from the shirts the characters wear to the cloudy sky, the bed sheets and curtains, and, most of all, the cold, translucent lighting.” - Kaori Shoji, The Japanese Times
-- Winner for Best Feature Film at the 1986 Golden Horse Film Festival!
-- Winner for Best Director at the 1987 Pesaro Film Festival!
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), and the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES).