With Eureka Entertainment releasing a Dual-Format edition of Daughter of the Nile as part of their Masters of Cinema collection, we’ve managed to get hold of three copies of the release to give away to some lucky readers.
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To give you an idea of what to expect from the fantastic Daughter of the Nile, check out the trailer below:
The official word on this stunning new release reads:
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. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film from a new 4K restoration, available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD in a new Dual-Format edition.
- A new interview with Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
- Theatrical Trailer
- A booklet featuring new and archival writing
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, is released in a definitive Dual-format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 22 May 2017, and is available to purchase here.
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