Daughter of the Nile (Dual format)

Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien

1987 Taiwan

Drama

#165

£14.99

TECHNICAL DETAILS

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Year: 1987
  • Runtime: 91
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: 15
  • Subtitles: English (optional)
  • Genre: Drama
  • SKU: EKA70258a
  • 2 Discs
  • Release Date: May 22, 2017
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SYNOPSIS

Taiwanese auteur Hou Hsiao-hsien (The Assassin, Three Times, Flight of the Red Balloon) followed up his highly acclaimed Coming of Age trilogy of films with Daughter of the Nile, a rich and poignant drama about a young woman struggling to support her family amidst the violent and neon-soaked milieu of 1980’s Taipei.

Lin (Lin Hsiao-yang) works as a waitress in a fried chicken restaurant, attends night school and pines after her brother’s friend, local gigolo Ah-sang (Fan Yang). Increasingly constrained by the casual brutality of the world around her, Lin finds escape imagining herself as the titular Daughter of the Nile, a character from her favourite manga series.

Based on the personal experiences of screenwriter, Chu T’ien-wen (Millennium Mambo; Goodbye South, Goodbye; City of Sadness) Daughter of the Nile is a profoundly moving observation of marginalised youth. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film from a new 4K restoration, available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD in a new Dual Format edition.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K restoration
  • Uncompressed PCM soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Optional English subtitles
  • A new interview with Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring the films original pressbook and archival imagery

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