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青梅竹马 (Taipei Story)

Chosen by Jeongin Kim
Edward Yang, Taiwan 1985, 1985 Min., OV with English subs

With an introduction by Jeongin Kim

Edward Yang’s sophomore feature depicts a city lost in dreams. Lung, a former baseball player, remains shackled to nostalgia as Chin, an ambitious careerwoman, clings onto hope for a better future. Caught between tradition and modernity, the fracturing of one couple’s relationship mirrors Taipei’s eroding cultural identity amidst rapid globalization. (JK)

Jeongin Kim (she/they) is a philosophy student at Barnard College of Columbia University. She also works as a projectionist at SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA.