Dust in the Wind
(Lian lian feng chen)
Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien
Script: Chu Tien-wen, Wu Nien-tchen
Cinematographer: Li Ping-pin
Editor: Liao Ching-song
Sound: Hsin Chiang-sheng, Yang Kin-ngan
Music: Tchen Ming-tchang
Cast: Hsin Shu-feng, Wang Chien-wen, Li Tien-lu
Production: Central Motion Pictures Corporation
35 mm, Colour, 109 min
OV andarin with French Subtitles.
With kind support of Taipei's representative office in Paris
Taiwan, 1965. A Yuan and A Yun are childhood friends. They live in a mining village in the mountains. A Yuan decides to leave for Taipei and work while carrying his studies with evening classes. A Yun joins him and finds a job as a dressmaker. A Yuan gets a new job as a motorbike delivery boy. Their daily life is brightened with small pleasures, but both of them miss their home. One day, A Yuan is called to do his national service. He spends his last evening with his family and dares confess to his father that he never took the university entrance exam. His life with the army is monotonous, he often writes to A Yun. She suddenly stops to reply to him.
"Dust in the Wind is the first film where I developed such tight relationships with the actors, to the extent that they in fact contributed to the story development and my expression and even to my cinematic language." Hou Hsiao-hsien