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A thrilling and multifaceted 1994 Taiwanese feature by theater director Stan Lai about both vaulting--the Chinese martial art of leaping enormous distances--and contemporary Taipei. The mysterious persistence of the past in the present combines with Lai's visually impressive style--along with the work of Chris Doyle, the key cinematographer of the Taiwanese and Hong Kong new wave--combine to make this one of the best recent Taiwanese features I've seen. With Ying Zhaode, Chen Wenming, Nai Weixun, and Li Tongcun. Film Center, Art Institute, Columbus Drive at Jackson, Saturday, August 3, 3:30, and Sunday, August 4, 4:00, 443-3737.

--Jonathan Rosenbaum

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