Goodbye, Dragon Inn

Director: Tsai Ming-liang Run Time: 82 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2003 Language: Chinese

A Brattle favorite since we originally premiered it back in 2004, GOODBYE, DRAGON INN follows the languid goings-on at a rundown Taipei cinema on the brink of closure. Renowned Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-Liang (DAYS) captures the dilapidated beauty of the movie theater itself and its denizens—both the quirky staff and the lonely souls watching films in the dark. We’re thrilled to be able to feature this stunning new digital restoration.

“A weird, funny, melancholy tribute to movies and movie-going, an opus for film geeks that rang my personal bell.” – Chicago Tribune

“A wonderful celebration of the tiny joys and frustrations which make cinemas such magical places.” – Backseat Mafia

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