The Green, Green Grass of Home
The Green, Green Grass of Home
The Green, Green Grass of Home
The Green, Green Grass of Home
The Green, Green Grass of Home
The Green, Green Grass of Home
The Green, Green Grass of Home

The Green, Green Grass of Home

Address
Bartolomějská 11, Prague
Origin
countries.tw.name
Original name
Zai na hepan qingcao qing
Movie genre
Entry
CZK 120
Venue's website
Length
90 min
Director
Hou Hsiao-hsien
Release
1982
Rating
75 %
Performing

Kenny Bee, Meifeng Chen

Hou Hsiao-hsien is often regarded as a cinephile favorite and a regular guest at art festivals. But “The Green, Green Grass of Home” is a reminder of his earlier works, strongly influenced by a popular cycle of Taiwan romantic comedies. Hong-Kong popstar Kenny Bee portrays a town school teacher who finds himself working in a village and has to deal with a group of mischievous kids, illegal fishing, and blooming love.

What Hou made is, however, not simply a commercial comedy, he is infallibly accurate in choosing beautiful compositions and thoughtful direction of movement within a frame. Apart from environmental issues he builds up a conventional romantic plot and finds inspiration in Ozu’s student films from 1930s. “The Green, Green Grass of Home” is a unique experience that brings together a radical auteur with a non-traditional approach to a commercial and genre subject matter. – Dan Krátký

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