Streaming Release!

The Hole

now streaming at home for $8

Once you purchase an “e-ticket” you will be sent a link & password to view the film. The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch The Hole for 72 hours after you receive a link via email. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

“Cheerfully postulates the end of the world as an invitingly loony escapade.” – Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine

The Hole, winner of the 1998 Cannes FIPRESCI Prize, is set in Taipei just prior to the start of the 21st century. The vaguely futuristic (at the time) 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 several unexpected musical numbers styled after Hong Kong musicals of the 1950s, Tsai Ming-Liang (Rebels of the Neon God; Goodbye, Dragon Inn) crafted one of the most original films of the 1990s – one that holds unexpected resonance to our world today. (Dir by Tsai Ming-Liang, 1998, Taiwan, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 89 mins., Not Rated)