Screen/Society--Cine-East [Taiwan]--Edward Yang's "The Terrorizers"
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Film Screening: "The Terrorizers" (Edward Yang, 1986, 109 min, Taiwan, in Taiwanese & Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD). 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 of the awards for Best Feature Film at the 1986 Golden Horse Film Festival, and for Best Director at the 1987 Pesaro Film Festival! // Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrduKni-i-w