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437 Ratings

Dust in the Wind

Lian lian feng chen

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien
Taiwan, 1986
Drama, Romance


A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. In the city, A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone thinks they are meant for each other, so do they. They fail to see time and fate are beyond their control.

Dust in the Wind Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

Critics reviews

As a film of remembrance, a memoir of youth, Dust is also a story about adolescent love, family and separation, and the multiform gulf—spiritual, social, material—between town and country. For Hou Hsiao-Hsien, this was probably the film that cemented his place among the most important of living filmmakers.
June 15, 2016
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Drawing no attention to either its vignette structure or its pronounced melancholy, it can appear trivial at a glance, but steadily reveals a de-emphasized profundity (what Jonathan Rosenbaum rightly called a “subterranean impact that gradually rises to the surface”). A film of great, submerged depth.
December 03, 2010
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