Daughter of the Nile/ Ni luo he nu er (1987) BR
A rediscovered gem in the filmography of Hou Hsiao-hsien (The Assassin, Three Times, Flight of the Red Balloon), DAUGHTER OF THE NILE is a neon-lit, contemporary drama named after a Japanese manga series.
With Hou's gentle but keen observation, the film follows a young woman and her brother float along the periphery of the Taipei underworld, intriguingly blending the gangster tale with mood-drenched introspective drama.
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 marginalized youth. A 4K restoration.
|Director 導演||Hsiao-Hsien Hou|