Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 203: Sun Jul 23

The Terrorizers (Wang, 1986): ICA Cinema, 6.30pm

This 35mm screening is the latest in the ICA Cinema's Celluloid Sunday series.

Chicago Reader review:
Edward Yang’s evocative and deliberately ambiguous third feature (1986) pivots on a chance encounter between a rebellious Eurasian girl and a novelist and housewife who decides to leave her husband, a lab technician. As Taiwanese film critic Edmund Wong has noted, the film offers “a refreshing look at Yang’s theme of urban melancholy and self-discovery”—a preoccupation running through Yang’s early work that often evokes some of Antonioni’s poetry, atmosphere, and feeling for modernity. Well worth checking out.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is an extract.

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