A Confucian Confusion

  • Dir: Edward Yang

  • 1994, Mandarin, 128 mins, 35mm

  • Cast: Chen Shiang-chyi, Ni Shu-Jun, Wang Wei-Ming, Danny Deng

A biting black comedy. Molly (Ni Shu-Jun), a bourgeois PR executive, has a glamorous career, a rich boyfriend, and a devoted personal assistant. But when she fires an employee for petty reasons, the tangled web connecting Molly and her whole yuppie circle becomes more complex. And a peripheral character has written a novel in which Confucius returns to modern Taipei and is praised as a brilliant charlatan: Yang’s vision of a glittering city with its values in crisis.

Lecture: approximately 1 hour. Conducted in Cantonese.



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