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Essential Cinema: Taiwan: Straw Man
September 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 7:30 PM
Directed by Toon Wang
Taiwan, 1987, 94 min. 35mm, Color
In Mandarin, Min Nan, and Japanese with English subtitles
Director Wang Toon is a key figure in new Taiwanese comedy. In his famous historical trilogy, of which STRAW MAN is the first film, he presents a surreal and absurd universe populated by bizarre characters. A commercial hit, despite its radical narrative experimentation and underlying political subject matter.