Eureka Entertainment has today announced that Hou Hsiao-hsien’s rarely-seen DAUGHTER OF THE NILE will be released as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in a special Dual-Format edition release on 22 May 2017.
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 presents the film from a new 4K restoration, available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD in a new Dual-Format edition release.
– New 4K restoration
– Uncompressed PCM soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Optional English subtitles
– A new interview with Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
– Theatrical Trailer
– PLUS: A booklet featuring new and archival writing