A Time to Live, a Time to Die

A Time to Live, a Time to Die
  • Wednesday November 7 | 7:00pm

This deeply autobiographical film was inspired by Hou’s childhood, as his family migrated to Taiwan, fleeing the Chinese Civil War. A Time to Live and a Time to Die chronicles a childhood and adolescence in rural Taiwan, and the struggle to adapt to a new society and its expectations and rituals, while also learning about life and death. Hou observes the passing of the years with an unhurried realism, finding profound meaning in the small gestures of everyday life.

A Time to Live, a Time to Die

  • Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
  • Year: 1985
  • Run Time: 138 mins
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Rating: PG