The work of naturalist, inventor and nature film pioneer F. Percy Smith, which recently featured in The Creeping Garden, is the subject of Stuart A. Staples' documentary feature, which comes to UK dual format in June from the BFI.
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Daughter of the Nile on Dual Format in May from Masters of Cinema
16 March 2016
Eureka Entertainment have announced the release of 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 at the RRP of £17.99.
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 Sadness) Daughter of the Nile is a profoundly moving observation of marginalised youth.
Dual Format features:
New 4K restoration
Uncompressed PCM soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Optional English subtitles
A new interview with Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns