In Taipei City, a cavernous old picture palace is about to close its doors forever. A meagre audience, the remaining few staff, and perhaps even a ghost or two, watch King Hu's wuxia classic Dragon Inn - each haunted by memories and desires evoked by cinema itself.
An exquisite, wryly funny and tender tribute to the experience of movie-going, Tsai Ming-Liang's poignant love letter to cinema is one of the most beguiling and beloved dramas of modern times and is now widely regarded as a classic. Presented here in a new 4K restoration, the film is more ravishing and hypnotic than ever.
“A beautiful love poem to the movies.” Slant magazine
“Tsai Ming-Liang’s 2003 masterpiece manages to be many things at once: a Taiwanese Last Picture Show, a failed heterosexual love story, a gay cruising saga, a melancholy tone poem, a mordant comedy, a creepy ghost tale…” Jonathan Rosenbaum
“Taiwanese director Tsai MingLiang has been among the most profound voices in world cinema over the past quarter century.” Village Voice
“Goodbye, Dragon Inn exquisitely captures the elegiac mood surrounding the fate of cinema at the turn of the twenty-first century.” Tate Modern
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