New 4K Restoration of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s MILLENNIUM MAMBO, Screening on 3/23 in Atlanta

Kino Lorber and Metrograph Pictures present a stunning new 4K restoration of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s widely celebrated 2001 Cannes Palme d’Or nominee Millennium Mambo.

Screening on March 23 in Atlanta at the Plaza Theatre.

A stylish and seductive submersion into the techno-scored neon nightlife of Taipei, Hou’s much-misunderstood marvel stars Shu Qi (The Assassin) as an aimless bar hostess drifting away from her blowhard boyfriend and towards Jack Kao’s suave, sensitive gangster. Structured as a flashback to the then-present from the then-future of 2011, it’s a transfixing trance-out of a movie, drenched in club lights, ecstatic endorphin-rush exhilaration, and a nagging undercurrent of ennui.

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