MFAH Film Spotlight on World Cinema: Taiwan

The weekend series MFAH Film Spotlight on World Cinema: Taiwan offers us three contemporary Asian films. First up is Juliets (Zhu li ye), a film in three parts by three directors. One follows a disabled girl who works at a family print shop and gets involved with a student group that wants to distribute illegal propaganda; another features a happy-go-lucky girl who thinks nothing of putting herself and her boyfriend in a little danger; and the third is a hilarious farce with a male Juliet.

Also screening is Tears (Yan lei), directed by Cheng Wen-Tang, a look at a dirty cop trying to redeem himself but unable to outrun his karma, and The Fourth Portrait (Di si zhang hua), by director Chung Mong-hong, a moving look at a ten-year-old boy who loses his father. Juliets screens at 7 p.m. Friday; Tears at 7 p.m. Saturday; The Fourth Portrait at 6 p.m. Sunday. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit $6 to $7.
Fri., Dec. 2, 7 p.m., 2011

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