The Village of No Return (Taiwan/China, 2017)

Saturday, November 11, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

What Time Is It There? Taiwanese Film Biennial

See below for additional information.


Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office beginning one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; free to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.


Film and Television Archive
(310) 206-8013


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Los Angeles premiere! THE VILLAGE OF NO RETURN (Jian wang cun), Taiwan/China, 2017 A local tyrant plans to frame the inhabitants of the pastoral Desire Village in order to take over their land. But a scruffy traveling priest arrives bearing a magical, proto-cinematic device that allows people to forget their painful memories. Then, as the simple minded villagers sink into blissful amnesia, a roving band of guerrilla fighters strikes. Can the downtrodden yet resourceful and clever Autumn (played by Shu Qi, star of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin) save her fellow villagers? Chen Yu-Hsun’s frenetic costume drama is the latest example of the Lunar New Year’s comedy, an annual commercial genre designed to span the Taiwan, Hong Kong and China markets during the holiday season.

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