Archive Fever! 6.0
Good Bye Dragon Inn
dir. Ming-Liang Tsai, Taiwan, 2003, 35mm, color, Mandarin w/ English subtitles, 82 min.
An achingly beautiful love letter to the fading of a
movie-going era. On a dark, wet night in a movie palace that has seen better
days, a sparse yet diverse audience has come one last time to be entranced by
King Hu's 1968 martial-arts classic, Dragon
Inn. A nearly narrative-free series of tender vignettes, Tsai's film is
bittersweet, gently experimental, and transcendentally captivating.