With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Thursday, November 10, 2011

ACF 1228: TEARS OF THE TIGER and HAPPY TOGETHER to screen at MoMA on Friday, November 11th

Featuring 10 Asian and 1 non-Asian films, In Focus: Fortissimo Films begins at MoMA tonight with a screening of Warriors of the Rainbow. (Read about it at ACF 1225.) Two other terrific films will be shown tomorrow, Friday, November 11th:

Tears of the Black Tiger / Fata Lai Jone 
Written and directed by Wisit Sasanatieng
With Chartchai Ngamsan, Stella Malucchi, Supakorn Kitsuwon 
Thailand, 2000, 104 minutes
In Thai; English subtitles 
Friday, November 11, 2011, 4:30 p.m., Theater 1, T1 

Inspired by classic Westerns and romantic dramas, this Thai-spiced “Spaghetti” Western, about the impossible love of a governor’s daughter for the bandit nicknamed the Black Tiger, adds a gorgeous soundtrack to the requisite shoot-outs, broken-hearted cowboys, and beautiful women. The film’s faux-hand-tinted, supersaturated palette emphasizes the nostalgic atmosphere, in a unique homage to the larger-than-life Thai Western genre. For my review of the film last June, when it scrteened at Asia Society, click here.

Happy Together / Cheun gwong tsa sit 
Written and directed by Wong Kar-wai
With Leslie Cheung Kwong-wing, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Chang Chen
Hong Kong, 1997, 96 minutes

Lovers who are happy together are all the same. Lovers whose relationships fall apart are all different, unique in the ways they inflict emotional torture on themselves and each other. Lai Yiu-fai and Ho Po-wing are in love when they arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong, but something goes wrong as they travel south in search of adventure. Poetic, inventive, and heartbreakingly honest, Happy Together garnered several major awards and cemented Wong Kar-wai’s status as one of contemporary cinema’s preeminent talents. Courtesy Kino Lorber. In Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish; English subtitles. 96 min.

The film will be introduced by renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle!!!!!

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