The Hole (9/4-9/18)
48 hour rental period following payment.
A Film by Tsai Ming-Liang
The Apohadion Theater and SPACE are pleased to co-present The Hole as part of an ongoing series of virtual film screenings in 2020. All proceeds from this series will go to support The Apohadion Theater during its COVID-19 closure.
“One of the ten best films of 1999…Tsai’s most distilled, droll, deftly realized allegory.”–J. Hoberman,Village Voice
Set just prior to the start of the 21st century, this vaguely futuristic story follows two residents of a quickly crumbling building who refuse to leave their homes in spite of a virus that has forced the evacuation of the area. As rain pours down relentlessly, a single man is stuck with an unfinished plumbing job and a hole in his floor. This results in a very odd relationship with the woman who lives below him. Combining deadpan humor with an austere view of loneliness and a couple of unexpected musical numbers, Tsai Ming-Liang crafted one of the most original films of the 1990s.
FIPRESCI Prize,Cannes; Golden Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival
dir. Tsai Ming-liang | 1998 | Taiwan | 89min | In Mandarin with English subtitles