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Sounds on Screen: Taiwanese New Wave

Taipei, 10.03.21

Soundtrack cuts from a fruitful period of Taiwanese cinema in the 1980s and 1990s, where the small nation punched well above its weight culturally, birthing the careers of auteurs like Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang, and multiple academy award-winner Ang Lee.

"New Taiwanese films aren’t exactly action-packed. If you weren’t in a charitable mood, for instance, you could say that films like Rebels of the Neon God and Vive L’Amour are really just about a bunch of people who look sad, wander around impersonal city landscapes, and feel that life is pointless." - Andrew Emerson, Film Inquiry


  • Except From Yi Yi
    Directed By Edward Yang
  • 牯嶺街少年合唱團(A Brighter Summer Day)
  • 交流之主題
    Theme Of "Bunsei"
  • 文夏
    戀歌 / Love Song (By Wen Hsia)
  • The Platters 
    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • Lim Giong 
    Fly To The Sky
  • Hou Hsiao-Hsien
    Dark Moon
  • Flowers Of Shanghai’s Main Theme
    Yoshihiro Hanno
  • Shu-Jun Huang
    Rebels Of The Neon God Theme
  • Vive L'amour (1994)
    Ending Scene
  • Lim Giong 
    A Pure Person
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
    Except From The Ending
  • Yao Lee
    Ai De Kai Shi (Dian Ying Tian Bian Yi Duo Yun Pei Le)
  • I Don't Want To Sleep Alone (2006)
    Ending Excerpt
  • 悲情城市
    A City Of Sadness~