Daughter Of The Nile [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format – May 2017

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s compelling drama set amidst a world of young people and petty gangsters.

Daughter of the Nile evokes the alienated mood of the early features by France’s Jean-Luc Godard, while Mr. Hou’s use of the camera suggests that he is an appreciative student of Japan’s Yasujiro Ozu, the poet laureate of graceful resignation’ – New York Times

Eureka Entertainment to release Daughter Of The Nile, Hou Hsiao-hsien’s compelling drama set amidst a world of young people and petty gangsters, as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in a Dual-Format (Blu-ray and DVD) edition on 22 May 2017.

Taiwanese auteur Hou Hsiao-hsien (The Assassin, Three Times, Flight of the Red Balloon) followed up his highly acclaimed Coming of Age trilogy of films with Daughter of the Nile, a rich and poignant drama about a young woman struggling to support her family amidst the violent and neon-soaked milieu of 1980’s Taipei.

Lin (Lin Hsiao-yang) works as a waitress in a fried chicken restaurant, attends night school and pines after her brother’s friend, local gigolo Ah-sang (Fan Yang). Increasingly constrained by the casual brutality of the world around her, Lin finds escape imagining herself as the titular Daughter of the Nile, a character from her favourite manga series.

Based on the personal experiences of screenwriter, Chu T’ien-wen (Millennium Mambo;Goodbye South, Goodbye; City of SadnessDaughter of the Nile is a profoundly moving observation of marginalised youth. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film from a new 4K restoration, available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD in a new Dual-Format edition.

Dual Format Special Features:

❉ New 4K restoration

❉ Uncompressed PCM soundtrack on the Blu-ray

❉ Optional English subtitles

❉ A new interview with Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns

❉ Theatrical Trailer

❉ PLUS: A booklet featuring new and archival writing

Certificate 15 (TBC) ❉Run Time: 91 minutes ❉ Aspect Ratio: 85:1 ❉ Picture: Colour

Genre: Drama ❉Year: 1987 ❉ Country: Taiwan ❉ Language: Mandarin ❉ Subtitles: English (Optional)

 ‘Daughter Of The Nile’ Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition (Eureka! EKA70258), RRP £17.99 is released on 22 May 2017.

Available to order from: Amazon http://amzn.to/2mcjlkD

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