Dust in the Wind (film)
|Dust in the Wind|
Theatrical release poster
|Mandarin||Liàn liàn fēngchén|
|Directed by||Hou Hsiao-hsien|
|Written by||Chu T’ien-wen
|Music by||Chen Ming-Chang|
|Cinematography||Mark Lee Ping-Bin|
|Distributed by||Central Motion Pictures Corporation|
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.
- Wang Chien-wen as Ah-yuan
- Xin Shufen as Ah-yun
- Li Tian-lu as Ah-yuan's grandfather
The film features Li Tian-lu in the role of the grandfather. Li became a central part of Hou's major films.
- "Dust in the Wind (1986) on RT". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
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