Goodbye, Dragon Inn
Dir. Tsai Ming-liang. 2003, 82 mins. 35mm. With Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Kiyonobu Mitamura. A historic Taipei theater unspools its final attraction, the beloved martial arts film Dragon Gate Inn. Goodbye, Dragon Inn is a superimposed double feature, with the frenetic movie-within-a-movie collapsed into a programmatically static one. While Tsai’s long, stationary takes are basic Lumière, the elaborate gags of his near wordless narrative evoke the lost world of silent cinema.
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