Essential Cinema: Edward Yang

MAHJONG

Directed by Edward Yang

Taiwan, 1996, 2h 1min, DCP, In Mandarin and English with English subtitles

Essential Cinema  Edward Yang

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Pricing

$13.50 evening / $11 matinee (available M-F for shows before 6 PM)

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Impact Circle members.

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“Yang’s angriest and most provocative film.”
Chicago Reader

“MAHJONG plays like a screwball comedy made by an arthouse director.”
Variety

“Yang’s sharpest funny/sad vision of city life.”
Time Out

Newly restored, Edward Yang’s penultimate film is, as is usual for the filmmaker, a critique of and love letter to Taiwan. Displaying the clash of different languages and the ideas of its denizens, this dark screwball comedy involves two thugs following the son of a Taipei businessman who died with a debt of over $100 million to the mob.

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