Dust in the Wind (film)

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Dust in the Wind
Dust in the wind(1986 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
MandarinLiàn liàn fēngchén
LiterallyLove dust
Directed byHou Hsiao-hsien
Written byChu T’ien-wen
Wu Nien-jen
StarringWang Chien-wen
Xin Shufen
Li Tian-lu
Music byChen Ming-Chang
CinematographyMark Lee Ping-Bin
Central Motion Pictures Corporation
Distributed byCentral Motion Pictures Corporation
Release date
Running time
109 minutes

Dust in the Wind is a 1986 film by Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien. It is based on co-screenwriter Wu Nien-jen's own experiences, and is the final part of Hou's coming-of-age trilogy, with the others being A Summer at Grandpa's (1984) and The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985).

Dust in the Wind was commercially unsuccessful, but is critically acclaimed.


A love story about a young couple from a village in the northern-east part of Taiwan. The boy, Ah-yuan, goes to Taipei to work after graduating from junior high school so he can earn money to send home. The girl, Ah-yun, follows him the next year and they work hard to earn enough money to marry. Then Ah-yuan must spend three years in the military and the girl marries someone else. Although Ah-yuan regrets what happened he does not blame Ah-yun.



The film features Li Tian-lu in the role of the grandfather. Li became a central part of Hou's major films.

Critical reception[edit]

Of four reviews for Dust in the Wind counted by Rotten Tomatoes, all were favorable.[1]


  1. ^ "Dust in the Wind (1986) on RT". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 18, 2015.

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