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UCLA Film & Television Archive, Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles and Film at LACMA present

Off-site: The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful

The Bold, The Corrupt, The Beautiful
October 24, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Please note:
this screening takes place at the Downtown Independent, 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful  (Taiwan, 2017)

Los Angeles premiere!

From the luxuriant quarters of a labyrinthine mansion and its lush, expansive grounds, three generations of women weave a web of corruption as one of Taiwan’s most powerful crime families. All of Taipei’s upper class—financiers, politicians, gangsters—seem to be in thrall to Madame Tang and her avaricious daughters who use an antiques business as a front for money laundering, bribery and blackmail. When a murder investigation cuts too close to home, however, the family’s secrets start to come undone in high cinematic style. After a five year hiatus writer-director Yang Ya-che (Girlfriend, Boyfriend) returned with this epic change of pace which won the Golden Horse Award for Best Picture while Hong Kong legend Kara Wai and newcomer, 14-year-old Vicky Chen, took home best actress and best supporting actress awards respectively, among the film’s seven nominations.

DCP. color, 112 min. Director/screenwriter: Yang Ya-che. Cast: Kara Wai, Wu Ke-xi, Vicky Chen.

Watch the trailer: