Dire Straits

Dire Straits

2 Episodes

Qiu Yang’s Cannes-award-winning short is inspired by a spate of disappearances in China, and Edward Yang’s sprawling epic draws on a shocking crime that took place in Taiwan.

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Dire Straits
  • A Gentle Night

    Episode 1

    Directed by Qiu Yang • 2017 • China

    In a nameless Chinese city, a mother with her daughter missing, refuses to go gentle into this good night.

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    Episode 2

    Directed by Edward Yang • 1991 • Taiwan
    Starring Chang Chen, Lisa Yang

    Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang, finally comes to home video in the United States. Set in the early sixties in...