The Strait Story


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The Strait Story

  • 2005
  • Directed By: Huang Yu-shan
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama, Romance
  • 105 Minutes
  1. Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film The Strait Story


The Strait Story follows a young, but noteworthy artist who is killed in 1943 by an American submarine torpedo while returning from Japan on a passenger liner with his fiancée. We learn about the artist’s rebellious youth, young love, and passions through flashbacks, as a young art conservator searches for truth while restoring some recently discovered lost works. The film is a celebration of regional South Taiwanese culture. In Min Nan, Mandarin, and Japanese with English subtitles. Introduction by Professor Zhen Zhang. (HD Presentation)

Lecture: From DV Documentary to Spectral Romance: Yang Lina's Cinematic Visions between Non-Fiction and Fiction
Friday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m., IU Cinema

Zhen Zhang is an associate professor in cinema studies and Director of Asian Film & Media Initiative (AFMI) at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her main areas of scholarly interests include Chinese-language film history in its cultural, aesthetic, political, and gendered manifestations, within the broad frameworks of modernity, modernism, and cosmopolitanism.