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05/04

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華山A1廳

The Silent Teacher

11:30am - 12:45am

G

Black Bear Forest

2:00pm - 4:10pm

G

What They Don't Talk about When They Talk about Love

5:10pm - 6:55pm

PG-12

Heaven for Insanity

5:10pm - 5:45pm

PG-15

Stranger in the Mountains

8:00pm - 10:20pm

G

那個靜默的陽光午後

The Silent Teacher

陳志漢Maso CHEN

In Taiwan, a dead body used for medical dissection is called ‘a silent teacher’. This film tells the story of Mrs LIN, whose body will be dissected the next year. In the dissection class, Mrs LIN, the ‘silent teacher’ will definitely teach the medical students and her family more about the meaning of life.

G
 

黑熊森林

Black Bear Forest

李香秀LEE Hsiang-hsiu

Dafen, the heart of Yushan National Park, is a place abundant in wildlife and indigenous culture. With the assistance of an indigenous hunter, a female ecologist started her journey searching for Formosan Black Bears in 1998. In the midst of this wilderness, they gradually developed a deep and sincere companionship. Together with copious research, the secret of the Taiwan Black Bear is thus revealed.

G
 

談情不說愛

What They Don't Talk about When They Talk about Love

莫莉.蘇利亞Mouly SURYA

The film is set in an institution for handicapped children. Many of them are blind. The film sometimes has a documentary look, but also has fantasy moments. There is a professional actor like Nicholas SAPUTRA, but also amateur young actors who are actually blind. The location of a real or real-looking institute helps the imaginative reality of the movie. The filmmaker combines a serious subject with absurd humour.

PG-12
 
瘋狂天堂

瘋狂天堂

Heaven for Insanity

德莉雅.索埃托莫Dria SOETOMO

Quite a shocking portrait of a mental institution in Jakarta, Indonesia. A madhouse that looks like a zoo or even an abattoir. A hard-to-imagine unpleasant place. The film follows one mad person, Watmo, from the moment he is taken from his house till the moment he is so-called cured.

PG-15
 

那山人這山事

Stranger in the Mountains

李立劭LEE Li-shao

During the Chinese Civil War, some KMT forces retreated over the borders of Thailand and Myanmar. Under international pressure, most of these troops were evacuated to Taiwan in 1961, yet some remained. In northern Thailand and in central Taiwan, the two groups shared similar destiny. Now, over 50 years later, their differences emerge and their next generation struggles with their identity.

G
 
 

華山A2廳

City of Jade

2:20pm - 4:00pm

PG-12

Absent without Leave

4:30pm - 6:00pm

G

Bunohan: Return to Murder

6:30pm - 8:10pm

PG-15

Condemned Practice Mode

8:50pm - 10:25pm

P

翡翠之城

City of Jade

趙德胤Midi Z

Time seems to have frozen in the war-torn Kachin State of Myanmar, while waves of poor workers flock to the area to dig for jade, dreaming of getting rich overnight. The director tries to portray his eldest brother in this documentary and find out why he became a drug addict and abandoned his family. It is a film that depicts how people struggle for survival in the darkest corners of Myanmar.

PG-12
 

不即不離

Absent without Leave

廖克發LAU Kek-huat

This story begins with a man’s portrait hanging in my family home in Malaysia. The identity of this man has always been a taboo, until one day I discovered it was my grandfather, whose identity was hidden from me because he was a member of the Malaysian Communist Party. This film is a journey to discover the secret history of my country through the eyes of my grandfather.

G
 

野蠻的驕傲

Bunohan: Return to Murder

戴恩.薩伊德Dain SAID

A smart genre movie not just about violence and dirty money, but also about the inner struggle of a criminal family. A fight of brothers like in a classic theatre play. Greed is the force from the underworld in SAID’s intriguing confrontation between the old and new Malaysia. It consumes family bonds and untouched nature to build holiday resorts. Overwhelming location. Strong physical action. Malaysian cinema at its best.

PG-15
 

徐自強的練習題

Condemned Practice Mode

紀岳君CHI Yueh-chun

HSU Tzu-chiang was pronounced guilty and sentenced to death in a 1995 kidnapping and murder case despite the lack of forensic evidence. After a 16-year effort by NGOs, HSU was released with a life sentence in 2016. Now out of prison, he continues the fight to prove his innocence. Director CHI began documenting HSU’s story in 2012 and was brought face-to-face with the shortcomings of society.

P
 
 

新光一廳

Small Talk

4:30pm - 6:00pm

G

Year Without a Summer

7:10pm - 8:40pm

P

Hengyoro

9:20pm - 10:45pm

PG-12

日常對話

Small Talk

黃惠偵HUGAN Hui-chen

We live in the same space, my mother and I. But we are like strangers under one roof. Our only exchanges are the meals she cooks and leaves for me on our dining table. No hellos, no goodbyes, and no ‘I love you’. Silence permeates our house as I watch her, knowing that beneath the deafening silence lies a secret that weighs heavily on her, keeping her from speaking. But am I ready to hear what she has to say?

G
 

無夏之年

Year Without a Summer

陳翠梅TAN Chui-Mui

A film that dares to confuse the viewer. It tells a growing-up story in the ‘wrong’ order: the man the young boy became comes first. Can the describing of the film’s opening be a spoiler for the ending? Anyway in the opening scene a man comes out of the sea under a dawning sky. A prologue or epilogue. It remains to be seen. It’s a kind of film that maybe already started before you see it and will go on after you leave.

P
 

變魚路

Hengyoro

高嶺剛TAKAMINE Go 

A complex Okinawan road movie that mixes fact and fiction to tell the story of two men who cannot forget the wartime memories of their childhood. New HD digital and 8mm film footage is interspersed with older 8mm material shot by director TAKAMINE in the 1970s, creating a rich film world for the story and flourishing into a radiant elegy of expressive gesture.

PG-12
 
 

新光二廳

The Mountain (Digital Restoration)

7:30pm - 8:05pm

G

Modern Poetry Exhibition/1966

7:30pm - 8:05pm

G

Today

7:30pm - 8:05pm

G

Blue

10:00pm - 11:15pm

P

上山(數位修復版)

上山(數位修復版)

The Mountain (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

The director follows three art college students HUANG Yong-song, MOU Tun-fei, and HUANG Gui-rong as they enjoy an excursion into the mountains. As the song ‘California Dreamin’ plays, the three talk about their artistic ideals, how only KMT party members were eligible for scholarships, and their view on the Vietnam War.

G
 
現代詩展/1966

現代詩展/1966

Modern Poetry Exhibition/1966

張照堂CHANG Chao-tang

Artists contributing to the 1966 Modern Poetry Exhibition included HUANG Hua-cheng, LONG Sih-liang, HUANG Yong-song, and CHANG Chao-tang; each artist chose their favorite modern poems and transformed them into imagery. This film is a time capsule capturing some of the exhibits, as well as the young artists.

World PremiereG
 
今日開幕

今日開幕

Today

韓湘寧HAN Hsiang-ning

On the sandy shore at Yehliu, a headless human figure is beached and beaten by the waves. As the figure rolls along the sand, it takes on a variety of sculpture-like poses in the endless space where sea and sky seem to join as one. The human-like figure flickers in and out of view between the waves, until her arms stretch out from the vast emptiness and are cleansed.

World PremiereG
 

Blue

德瑞克.賈曼Derek JARMAN

Set against an unchanging blue screen that echoes the artist’s fading eyesight after being treated for AIDS, Derek JARMAN’s last film Blue has a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music that evokes powerful images of the mental, physical and emotional strain caused by his terminal illness.

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華山A1廳

The Monk

10:50am - 12:25am

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Spectrum of Nostalgia

1:00pm - 1:25pm

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Funeral Video

1:00pm - 1:20pm

P

Return

1:00pm - 1:20pm

P

At the Runway's Edge

3:20pm - 5:10pm

P

The Mountain (Digital Restoration)

3:20pm - 5:10pm

G

Dumb Men

6:20pm - 7:50pm

G

Goodnight & Goodbye

8:50pm - 9:55pm

P

僧侶

僧侶

The Monk

帖莫奈The Maw Naing

Where to go? What to do? Simple but important questions for a country like Myanmar that has to find a new future. The film is not about the politics or economy, but it shows the situation of Myanmar by the way of a small story about a young monk in a remote village. The leader of the monastery saved him from street life as a kid, but now he is tempted to move to the big city.

G
 

鄉愁/餘像

Spectrum of Nostalgia

陳顗竹CHEN Yi-chu

T. S. ELIOT: ‘What might have been is an abstraction remaining a perpetual possibility only in a world of speculation.’ About the past, my memories are fading and my past self is also vanishing. This film explores the relation between ‘I’ and its image, body, memory and death.

P
 

告別進行式

Funeral Video

吳文睿WU Wen-rui

My youngest granduncle is the photographer in my extended family. On every special occasion, we always see him moving about with a camera. Switching from analogue to digital compact cameras, he documents the happiness and sorrow, life and death of family members. One day he asked me to make a ‘retrospective film’ to be played at his funeral. I took on this assignment and began a journey with him.

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回程列車

Return

黃邦銓HUANG Pang-chuan

Two journeys take place in two different periods. One is a return by rail, passing through two continents. The other is an old family photograph tracing wartime life. The rhythmic swaying of the train merges the past and the present and reveals a forgotten memory, which has been covered by dust for a long time.

P
 
跑道終點

跑道終點

At the Runway's Edge

牟敦芾MOU Tun-fei

Tong and Yong-sheng are inseparable playmates, but after Yong-sheng dies in an accident, Tong falls into a dark spiral. At the time, this film was banned due to its homosexual overtones and ideology, while some felt that certain segments drew comparison with CHEN Ying-zhen’s short story The Noodle Stall.

P
 
上山(數位修復版)

上山(數位修復版)

The Mountain (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

The director follows three art college students HUANG Yong-song, MOU Tun-fei, and HUANG Gui-rong as they enjoy an excursion into the mountains. As the song ‘California Dreamin’ plays, the three talk about their artistic ideals, how only KMT party members were eligible for scholarships, and their view on the Vietnam War.

G
 

偷羞子

Dumb Men

胡三壽HU Sanshou

People in my hometown call those who are shy and untalkative touxiuzi. Within this courtyard, the touxiuzi gene is embodied in the members of three generations. As a touxiuzi in our family, I try to uncover and open up the real heart beating under our touxiuzi exterior, yet in the end I only open up myself. The touxiuzi in the family continue to circle in the air above the village and grow in the village’s soil.

World PremiereG
 

Goodnight & Goodbye

Goodnight & Goodbye

吳耀東Adon WU

This is a journey in which the creator of this documentary tries to find the origin for his creation. While driving on the freeway to Puzi, Chiayi County, WU Yao-tung and Tom continue a conversation left unfinished two decades ago. The dialogue falters; clearly they live in two different worlds. After traversing this journey for 20 years, the dark spectre entangled within the depths of the mind is never driven away.

World PremiereP
 
 

華山A2廳

Hooly Bible II

10:00am - 11:30am

P

Green Rocking Chair

12:00am - 1:45pm

G

Yours Trolley

12:00am - 1:45pm

G

Manila Scream

12:00am - 1:45pm

G

Wayfinding to the Sea

2:50pm - 4:00pm

G

Time Splits in the River

4:30pm - 6:00pm

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Swimming on the Highway

7:10pm - 8:00pm

PG-12

Spell Reel

8:30pm - 10:10pm

G

神經二

Hooly Bible II

李紅旗LI Hongqi

In this documentary, there are no political conflicts, no shocking or fantastic stories or characters. It is only a record of parts of some people’s daily life.

P
 

綠搖椅之夢

Green Rocking Chair

羅克斯李Roxlee

A mix between fiction and documentary with the filmmaker himself as its main protagonist. It seems like the filmmaker hero is looking for the use of an old pre-colonial kind of writing (Baybayin) in the Philippines, but soon it looks like a pretext to look for the absurd in present-day life in his country.  

G
 

推車的人

Yours Trolley

羅克斯李、布雷爾.卡密洛、鮑柏.馬卡本塔Roxlee, Blair CAMILO, Bob MACABENTA

The trolley is a rail trolley; it moves by hand power over an old railway and is used as illegal transport by poor people in Manila. The trolley brings the film into contact with the trolley driver and his customers, and through that, it shows a cross-section of society, or better the poor part of society.

G
 

吶喊在馬尼拉

Manila Scream

羅克斯李、布雷爾.卡密洛、鮑柏.馬卡本塔Roxlee, Blair CAMILO, Bob MACABENTA

Scream as in the famous painting by Edvard MUNCH. Agony about modern times and hard city life in a monster town like Manila, Philippines. It is a live action film, but the background of the filmmaker as an animator and comic artist is clearly visible. A MUNCH-figure mask is all he needs to make manga out of Manila.

G
 

尋路航海

Wayfinding to the Sea

張也海.夏曼CHANG Yeh-hai Hsia Man

The loneliness of the ocean and various legal restrictions have made the islanders of Taiwan think twice about getting close to the water. This film follows an ordinary citizen who builds a vessel on his own and hopes to sail in the surrounding waters of his country. It not only depicts the dreams and perspectives of seafarers, but also talks about Taiwan’s and other Austronesian nations’ effort in reviving navigation.

G
 

錢江衍派

Time Splits in the River

王又平,李佳泓,黃奕捷,廖烜榛WANG Yu-ping,LEE Chia-hung,HUANG I-chieh,LIAO Xuan-zhen

Four directors invited their fathers to star in a film adapted from the life story of White Terror era writer SHIH Ming-cheng. The fathers are asked to take on the roles of dissidents in the 1980s. They began with acting and imitating the dissidents of their own imagination, but as the plot advances they became entangled in their own past, and the film captured the reflection and introspection of their lives.

P
 
在高速公路上游泳

在高速公路上游泳

Swimming on the Highway

吳耀東WU Yao-tung

It’s a film about Tom, who struggles with health problems and depression. As Tom keeps flirting with the camera and challenging his authority as the filmmaker, WU finds the film out of his control and the filming becomes a journey with no definite end. Now, 20 years later, WU revisits Tom and makes another film titled Goodnight & Goodbye.

PG-12
 

歷史拼本

Spell Reel

菲莉帕.希薩Filipa CÉSAR

In 2011 an audio-visual material re-emerged in Bissau. Filipa CÉSAR imagines a journey where the fragile matter from the past operates as a visionary prism of shrapnel to look through. Digitised in Berlin, screened and live commented, the archive convokes debates, storytelling, and forecasts. The silent reels are now the place from where people search for antidotes for a world in crisis.

G
 
 

新光一廳

Sennan Asbestos Disaster

10:20am - 1:55pm

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Railway Sleepers

3:20pm - 5:05pm

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Turtle Rock

6:20pm - 8:05pm

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In the Claws of a Century Wanting

9:10pm - 11:15pm

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日本國VS泉南石綿村

日本國VS泉南石綿村

Sennan Asbestos Disaster

原一男KAZUO Hara

In 2006 former workers and the relatives of workers at asbestos factories in Osaka’s Sennan district file a lawsuit against the Japanese government seeking compensation for the damage done to their health by asbestos. Director HARA documents the court battle and its participants over an eight-year period, while the plaintiffs’ prolonged fight for justice takes a heavy physical toll on them...   Juror’s Film

P
 

鐵道撿風景

Railway Sleepers

薩波.齊嘉索潘Sompot CHIDGASORNPONGSE

Trains were introduced to Thailand in 1890 during the reign of King Rama the 5th. They were once symbols of modernity. However, with corruption and inefficient operation, the Thai railways failed to improve for many decades. Railway Sleepers explores the close connection between Thai people and Thai railways and takes the audience to experience a 2-day, 2-night trip from the north to the south.

G
 

團魚岩

Turtle Rock

蕭瀟XIAO Xiao

In a mountain village, 80-year-old grandma still labours hard for the family and prays everyday; her son does odd jobs in the woods and her grandson raises chickens. The piling mountains tightly bind them together and enfetter their fates, just as the giant ‘Turtle Rock’ at the gate of the village – it’s said that a turtle endeavoured to cultivate itself into the heavenly realm, but was struck by thunder and turned into a rock.

Asian PremiereG
 

無人知曉的風和日麗

In the Claws of a Century Wanting

珠兒.馬拉南Jewel MARANAN

This is a film about people living in one of the most densely populated spots in the world, surrounded by the Philippines' busiest global port. The film centres on four people in different stages of life, who are unknown to each other but share the same fate as the port will be expanded, engulfing the spaces where they now live, the spaces where their narratives unravel.

G
 
 

新光二廳

Liu Pi-Chia (Digital Restoration)

11:00am - 12:05am

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The Mountain (Digital Restoration)

11:00am - 12:05am

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Through the Years (Digital Restoration)

11:00am - 12:05am

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The Archer (Digital Restoration)

11:00am - 12:05am

G

Ma'ohi Nui, in the Heart of the Ocean My Country Lies

12:40am - 2:35pm

G

Nature: All Rights Reserved

3:50pm - 4:15pm

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All that Passes by through a Window that Doesn't Open

3:50pm - 5:00pm

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Also Known as Jihadi

6:40pm - 8:25pm

G

Granny Project

9:40pm - 11:15pm

P

劉必稼(數位修復版)

劉必稼(數位修復版)

Liu Pi-Chia (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

Featuring a middle-aged veteran living in Hualien County, the film is a realistic and powerful portrayal of his simple daily life. It is a film about ordinary people at an unordinary historical moment. The power of the film resides in its attempt to represent the subjects the way they are and to leave the task of interpretation to the viewers.

G
 
上山(數位修復版)

上山(數位修復版)

The Mountain (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

The director follows three art college students HUANG Yong-song, MOU Tun-fei, and HUANG Gui-rong as they enjoy an excursion into the mountains. As the song ‘California Dreamin’ plays, the three talk about their artistic ideals, how only KMT party members were eligible for scholarships, and their view on the Vietnam War.

G
 
年去年來(數位修復版)

年去年來(數位修復版)

Through the Years (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

It is said that when America began its westward territorial expansion, every mile of train track laid down cost the life of a Chinese migrant worker. Mixing fiction with documentary, the film shows trains racing past ramshackle forts and barren deserts as a waltz plays on, with the desolate scenery contrasting with the tourists’ smiling faces.

G
 
后羿(數位修復版)

后羿(數位修復版)

The Archer (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

This is a student exercise made when the director was studying for his MA at UCLA; all aspects including story, script, and character design were independently conceived. It features classic oriental imagery and a Western child narrating the Chinese legend ‘Houyi Shoots Down the Suns’ in English.

G
 

在海中央,我的家鄉

Ma'ohi Nui, in the Heart of the Ocean My Country Lies

安妮克.海瑟林Annick GHIJZELINGS

French colonial history and 30 years of nuclear tests have filled Tahitian shantytowns with an alienated and tired people. Today the Ma'ohi people have forgotten their language, ignored their history and lost their connection to their land and to the world. The film shows the face of contemporary colonisation and the vital impetus of a people trying not to forget themselves and silently seeking the path of independence.

Asian PremiereG
 

自然:版權所有

Nature: All Rights Reserved

賽百斯汀.穆德Sebastian MULDER

Artificial grass on the balcony, a meeting hall with forest wallpaper, a palm beach in a dentist’s waiting room. This short documentary examines the role of nature simulations in our society. To what extent does artificial nature satisfy the city dwellers and where are these simulations still falling short? Will artificial nature ever replace real nature?

G
 

未來的列車

All that Passes by through a Window that Doesn't Open

馬丁.迪奇科Martin DICICCO

Across the Caucasus, Azerbaijani men labour to build a new railroad promising to bring glory to a new generation, while across the closed borders in Armenia, a lonely stationmaster sits idle in an abandoned railroad depot. This film is a journey by rail where workers reflect upon opportunity and regret, floating through a Eurasian expanse striving to fill their days and dreams, as much as their pockets.  

Asian PremiereG
 

所謂聖戰士

Also Known as Jihadi

艾瑞克.波德萊爾Eric BAUDELAIRE

Also Known as Jihadi is a possible story of a man recounted via the places he passed through, as well as excerpts from documents: police interrogations, wiretappings and surveillance. By filming not the subject of the film but rather what the subject saw, the film shows us his path from a clinic where he was born in the suburbs of Paris to Egypt, Turkey and finally to Aleppo, where he joined the al-Nusra Front in 2012.

G
 

借問阿嬤

Granny Project

巴林特.瑞斐斯Bálint RÉVÉSZ

Three grandsons embark with their grannies on an anarchic journey into the past - a complex road movie about intergenerational dialogue in Great Britain, Germany and Hungary. Granny Project is a coming of age story of three young men and a ‘coming out of age’ tale of their grandmothers, an experiment to form a language that the forthcoming generations could use to keep the 20th-century values alive.

Asian PremiereP
 
 

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華山A1廳

From Now On

10:10am - 11:35am

G

Alipato: the Very Brief Life of an Ember

12:40am - 2:10pm

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Blood Amber

3:20pm - 5:00pm

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The Moving Tent

6:00pm - 8:00pm

G

The Day 3

9:00pm - 10:30pm

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此後

From Now On

陳文彬Akira CHEN

It has been eight years since Typhoon Morakot swept through Siaolin Village, Taiwan. It left 462 inhabitants dead, including Mr WENG’s beloved family. Like the other 46 survivors, WENG struggled to face the recurrent nightmare after losing his family, tackling the regret and guilt of being left alone. The film unfolds how WENG gradually picks up his life and releases himself from the prison of grief.

G
 
飄散空中的餘燼

飄散空中的餘燼

Alipato: the Very Brief Life of an Ember

卡文Khavn DE LA CRUZ

The title suggests small pieces of glowing charcoal that will die out soon, but more likely the movie is a wild and crazy fire that will keep on burning for a long time. The film is set in the infamous shanty towns of Manila, with dirty, smelly mountains of garbage and plastic, where people try to survive by doing whatever they can. A gang of kids survive by committing violent crimes. Not a children’s movie.

R
 

血琥珀

Blood Amber

李永超LEE Yong-chao

Somewhere in northern Myanmar, there is a forest rich in amber and controlled by the Kachin Independence Army. Most of the inhabitants there make a living by finding amber as it is their only hope to get out of poverty. They work under harsh conditions and rest while fearing the attack from the government army. Life there is despairing, like the darkness at the bottom of the mine.

G
 

大帳篷-想像力的避難所

The Moving Tent

陳芯宜Singing CHEN

A truck drives into a square and a moveable tent is set up. Audience members enter and hear the faint voices from the cracks in society. As the tent becomes a convergence of the thoughts of those both on stage and off, we feel the power of resistance that the entire action entails. Functioning both as observer and participant, the director documents the tent’s movements around Taiwan in the past decade.

G
 
生活而已3

生活而已3

The Day 3

魏曉波WEI Xiaobo

Since 2010 WEI Xiaobo has been documenting his and his girlfriend’s lives and produced a series of films titled ‘The Days’. This film focuses on the happenings between 2013 and 2017, when the two get married and encounter some new problems.

Int'l PremiereP
 
 

華山A2廳

Shang' Ajia

10:00am - 11:40am

P

TV Game of the Year

12:50am - 1:55pm

G

Diversion

12:50am - 1:55pm

G

Image of a City

12:50am - 1:55pm

G

Blue

12:50am - 1:55pm

G

She Said Why Me

12:50am - 1:55pm

G

Video Game

12:50am - 1:55pm

G

Videotable

12:50am - 1:55pm

G

The Horrible Thirty: Me, My Father and Richard the Tiger

3:20pm - 4:25pm

P

In Trance We Gaze

3:20pm - 4:25pm

P

Moment Within Time

3:20pm - 4:25pm

P

Expressionism

5:50pm - 7:20pm

P

The Chimney

8:30pm - 10:10pm

P

Snow Crazy

8:30pm - 10:10pm

P

Papa Gena

8:30pm - 10:10pm

P

上阿甲

上阿甲

Shang' Ajia

晉江JIN Jiang

The film portrays two Lisu brothers aged 10 and 17 living in the Biluo Mountain where Nujiang River passes. After their father died, their mother remarried and settled at the foot of the mountain, leaving the boys to her mother and brother. There is no school on the mountain and kids spend their time shouldering the family chores. Even with the misfortune and hardship, simple happiness is never far from their life.

Int'l PremiereP
 
估領袖

估領袖

TV Game of the Year

鮑藹倫Ellen PAU

Five people play the game of ‘Simon Says’ with LI Peng as the leader; May FUNG ,Yau CHING, Arthur CHANG and Alice POON are supposed to follow LI’s actions. It seems to go well at the beginning, yet no one can stand dictatorship. Some walk off in a huff while some continue. After all, only the leader sticks it out.

G
 
兩頭唔到岸

兩頭唔到岸

Diversion

鮑藹倫Ellen PAU

Produced one year after the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, Diversion focuses on the immigration flush in Hong Kong. By combining footage from various sources, including government newsreels of the Victoria Harbour swimming contests, this video illustrates a personal reflection of a collective memory.

G
 
城市影像

城市影像

Image of a City

榮念曾,馮美華Danny Ning-tsun YUNG,May FUNG

This video juxtaposes scholar Ackbar ABBAS’s text on identity politics with images of Hong Kong throughout the decades before the 1997 handover, including the 1967 riots and the 1989 parade in support of the Tiananmen Square protesters. As quoted from the narration, ‘Only something that's about to disappear becomes an image’.

G
 
藍

Blue

鮑藹倫Ellen PAU

Images of World War II and the Gulf War speak of the emotional trauma in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. The unforgettable image of a student confronting a tank is replaced by a dancer standing in front of the background of a scratchy super-8 projection. This video is a comment on the notions of motherland, history and war.

G
 
她說為何是我

她說為何是我

She Said Why Me

馮美華May FUNG

A woman travels, blindfolded, from an ancient countryside temple to a bustling city. Her surroundings change, but her sense of unease lingers. The director uses a distinctively female perspective to combine the past and present. Made in December 1989, the film expresses a sense of anxiety permeating Hong Kong during that time.

G
 
錄影遊戲

錄影遊戲

Video Game

榮念曾Danny Ning-tsun YUNG

A game that expects only passive listening from the players is called ‘Dialogue’. Video Game penetrates the facade of the so-called dialogue and foregrounds the power inequality between the interlocutors. It can be seen as a metaphor of the futility of Hong Kong striving to voice its opinion in the 1997 handover negotiation.

G
 
錄像桌子

錄像桌子

Videotable

榮念曾,沈聖德Danny Ning-tsun YUNG,Jim Sing-tak SHUM

Videotable is a conceptual piece centring on a table, which is a recurring theme and motif in YUNG’s theatre works. A series of dialectical questions asking where ‘the centre’ is, whether it should turn left or right, whether you are faithful to art….loosely points towards power structures both in the political world and the art world.

G
 
虎父的妞妞未而立

虎父的妞妞未而立

The Horrible Thirty: Me, My Father and Richard the Tiger

鄒隆娜Rina B. TSOU

As she nears the age of 30, Rina still tries to find, with some difficulty, a path to becoming a film director. This year her father Richard, who she misses dearly, sends his favorite animal and Chinese zodiac sign, the tiger, to silently listen and follow his daughter through her unsteady sound of life. Through the medium of film, we distantly imagine what the world was like in the 1950s, when he himself was 30.

World PremiereP
 
恍惚與凝視的練習

恍惚與凝視的練習

In Trance We Gaze

陳芯宜Singing CHEN

Under constant regimes of discipline and incorporation, rituals, faiths, bodies, and the position of man and god all trend towards uprootedness, where we lose our links to the land and to others. Time is dissected into ever more infinitesimal parts. Those who could not keep up now appear within the gaze of a stopped frame. Regardless of man or god, all destruction and rebirth meet at this point in search of a safe corner.

World PremiereP
 
時光中

時光中

Moment Within Time

沈可尚SHEN Ko-shang

I rarely see or speak to my own father. Old images, which have an independent, fictional time, intimately occupy my and my father’s consciousness or memories. After nearly 30 years of this frozen relationship, I look forward to using film to document this ‘time’, which becomes a concrete and direct journey when it radiates through a world filled with real emotions.

World PremiereP
 
表現主義

表現主義

Expressionism

徐若濤XU Ruotao

I have been documenting artist HUA Yong for three years from time to time. The filming was always accompanied by accidents and changes. Since his histrionic personality disorder made him the best storyteller, I found a guy who, like HUA Yong, is tall and big, speaks with a Northeastern accent and paints expressionist paintings; I wanted to lock them up in a shack to perform the ‘Stanford prison experiment’.

Int'l PremiereP
 

煙囪

The Chimney

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

In a cluster of houses outside town, in the shadow of an old chimney, there live several light-haired girls. With her extreme sense for detail, the director captures the poetry of the everyday. The result is a fresh and humorous look at a world ruled by spontaneity, playfulness and the immediacy of children’s logic.

P
 

瘋雪

Snow Crazy

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

There is a popular Latvian folk song which begins with ‘I was singing out high on a mountain’. The irony of it is that according to physical geography there are no mountains in Latvia. So what exactly is the place where the Latvians are ‘singing out’? It may be safely said that it’s the same place where they are skiing.

P
 
帕帕基娜

帕帕基娜

Papa Gena

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

The city is as it is. There needs to be a serious reason in order to ask an urban person to stop and be calm in front of the camera for a moment. This time MOZART serves as the reason.

P
 
 

新光一廳

Pushkar Myths

10:10am - 11:40am

G

Home, Sweet Home

1:00pm - 2:55pm

G

Tarling Is Darling

4:00pm - 5:55pm

PG-12

I Didn't Dare to Tell You

7:10pm - 8:50pm

P

The Mountain (Digital Restoration)

7:10pm - 8:50pm

G

A Feeling Greater than Love

9:50pm - 11:25pm

G

聖湖幻影

Pushkar Myths

卡馬爾.斯瓦魯普Kamal SWAROOP

29 kilometres from Ajmer, in the heart of the Thar Desert is a lake city called Pushkar. To the Hindus of the world, it is second in holiness only to Mansarovar. During the full moon in the month of Kartik, the town and the nearby dunes become an enormous fairground. Filmmaker Kamal SWAROOP explores the ancient myths and politicking of Indian Gods as the heavens descend and the water in the lake turns holy.

Asian PremiereG
 

奈緒與家人的35年

Home, Sweet Home

伊勢真一ISE Shinichi

The director’s niece Nao suffers from epilepsy and is mentally retarded. When Nao was young, her doctor said that she would not be able to live long. This motivated the director to start filming Nao and her family in 1983. Now, Nao is 43, and everyone in her family has their own worries. Unprecedented in the history of documentary film, this is a 35-year record of a family.

Int'l PremiereG
 

金曲達令

Tarling Is Darling

伊斯麥.法米.盧比思Ismail Fahmi LUBIS

The traditional ‘tarling dangdut’ music of Indramayu, an area on the Java island, is famous for its erotic dances and skimpily-clad singers. Muslim leaders wanted to have it banned, but it still circulates in the society. Jaham, a tarling dangdut songwriter is faced with a challenge from clerics who want him to write Islamic tangling dangdut songs. With the help of an erotic singer, Jaham writes down his religious pieces.

PG-12
 
不敢跟你講

不敢跟你講

I Didn't Dare to Tell You

牟敦芾MOU Tun-fei

A student secretly works a night job to pay off his father’s gambling debts, and as a result constantly dozes off during classes in the day. When the teacher investigates, a series of family disputes ensues. This is MOU’s first film after graduating from Taiwan Art College. When it was first shown, it drew much criticism and debate.

P
 
上山(數位修復版)

上山(數位修復版)

The Mountain (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

The director follows three art college students HUANG Yong-song, MOU Tun-fei, and HUANG Gui-rong as they enjoy an excursion into the mountains. As the song ‘California Dreamin’ plays, the three talk about their artistic ideals, how only KMT party members were eligible for scholarships, and their view on the Vietnam War.

G
 

比愛還深

A Feeling Greater than Love

瑪莉.吉瑪努斯.薩巴Mary JIRMANUS SABA

Bloodily suppressed strikes at Lebanese tobacco and chocolate factories in the 1970s held the promise of a popular revolution and women's emancipation, but they were erased from collective memory by the country's civil wars. Rich in archival footage from Lebanon's militant cinema tradition, the film reconstructs the spirit of that revolt, asking of the past how we might transform the present.

G
 
 

新光二廳

Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

10:00am - 12:05am

P

Hotel Jugoslavija

1:30pm - 2:50pm

PG-15

The Fall of Icarus: Narita Stories

4:10pm - 6:30pm

P

Stranger in Paradise

7:40pm - 8:55pm

PG-12

Pale Blue

10:10pm - 11:20pm

P

怒祭戰友魂

Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

原一男Kazuo HARA

OKUZAKI Kenzo served in the 36 Engineering Corps, which rather than surrender to the Australian troops at the end of the war, scattered into the New Guinea jungle. Out of more than a thousand soldiers, only 30 survived. Partly because of his dissatisfaction with Emperor Hirohito’s attitude, he decides to wage a crusade to force the Japanese emperor to personally accept responsibility for the Japanese war crimes.   Juror’s Film

P
 

南斯拉夫大飯店

Hotel Jugoslavija

尼可拉.瓦涅赫Nicolas WAGNIÈRES

Erected in Belgrade in 1969, The Hotel Jugoslavija was a mythical place, both a symbol and a witness to the moments that shaped former Yugoslavia: from TITO to MILOSEVIC; from NATO's bombing to corrupted liberalism. It is still haunting Belgrade’s landscape. With this journey through the times and spaces of the building, the director explores a collective unconscious as well as a part of his own identity.

Asian PremierePG-15
 

三里塚:伊卡洛斯的殞落

The Fall of Icarus: Narita Stories

代島治彥DAISHIMA Haruhiko

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P
 

天堂異鄉人

Stranger in Paradise

希多.亨德里克斯Guido HENDRIKX

In a classroom newly arrived refugees learn a lesson about multi-faceted Europe. Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise reflects on the power relations between Europeans and refugees in a candid fashion.

PG-12
 
被遺忘的藍

被遺忘的藍

Pale Blue

阿拉許.拉胡提Arash LAHOOTI

The film follows four veterans living in a psychiatric hospital in Tehran. Victims of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War, they have gone through 30 years of treatment and yearn to resume a normal life outside the sanatorium. However, reality and the forgetfulness of people, as well as the irreversible trauma, make them return to where they want to escape from.

Int'l PremiereP
 
 

05/07

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華山A1廳

Silence

10:30am - 11:50am

P

Water

10:30am - 11:50am

P

The Mail

10:30am - 11:50am

P

The Ferry

10:30am - 11:50am

P

The Linen

10:30am - 11:50am

P

Alipato: the Very Brief Life of an Ember

12:30am - 2:00pm

R

Stranger in the Mountains

3:10pm - 5:30pm

G

The Silent Teacher

6:30pm - 7:45pm

G

Small Talk

9:00pm - 10:30pm

G

靜

Silence

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

There should be silence in a museum. And someone should see to it that the silence is there. It’s the logical order of things. However, it might seem weird to somebody.

P
 
水

Water

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

Maria decides to go for a swim in the pool even though it looks deserted and she’s warned that the water is cold. When she gets into the pool she is faced with not only the frigid water, but also with her other feelings, like fear.

P
 
郵遞

郵遞

The Mail

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

Morning starts with the mail. That’s customary. Let’s have a look at habitual things, habitual movements, and habitual life.

P
 
渡船

渡船

The Ferry

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

A ferry used to travel daily between Piedruja and Druya, no matter the weather or water conditions. Transporting people from one shore to another, it connected two parts of one community. Now there is a border between two independent states. What happens when the ferry no longer crosses the water?

P
 
麻布日記

麻布日記

The Linen

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

Every day a truck driver delivers clean linen to a children’s hospital. He divides them up among the wards, where small dramas of life and death are played out.

P
 
飄散空中的餘燼

飄散空中的餘燼

Alipato: the Very Brief Life of an Ember

卡文Khavn DE LA CRUZ

The title suggests small pieces of glowing charcoal that will die out soon, but more likely the movie is a wild and crazy fire that will keep on burning for a long time. The film is set in the infamous shanty towns of Manila, with dirty, smelly mountains of garbage and plastic, where people try to survive by doing whatever they can. A gang of kids survive by committing violent crimes. Not a children’s movie.

R
 

那山人這山事

Stranger in the Mountains

李立劭LEE Li-shao

During the Chinese Civil War, some KMT forces retreated over the borders of Thailand and Myanmar. Under international pressure, most of these troops were evacuated to Taiwan in 1961, yet some remained. In northern Thailand and in central Taiwan, the two groups shared similar destiny. Now, over 50 years later, their differences emerge and their next generation struggles with their identity.

G
 

那個靜默的陽光午後

The Silent Teacher

陳志漢Maso CHEN

In Taiwan, a dead body used for medical dissection is called ‘a silent teacher’. This film tells the story of Mrs LIN, whose body will be dissected the next year. In the dissection class, Mrs LIN, the ‘silent teacher’ will definitely teach the medical students and her family more about the meaning of life.

G
 

日常對話

Small Talk

黃惠偵HUGAN Hui-chen

We live in the same space, my mother and I. But we are like strangers under one roof. Our only exchanges are the meals she cooks and leaves for me on our dining table. No hellos, no goodbyes, and no ‘I love you’. Silence permeates our house as I watch her, knowing that beneath the deafening silence lies a secret that weighs heavily on her, keeping her from speaking. But am I ready to hear what she has to say?

G
 
 

華山A2廳

Wayfinding to the Sea

10:00am - 11:10am

G

Memorandum of the Rock

12:20am - 1:20pm

G

re-touch (1)

12:20am - 1:20pm

G

Ninety Five/Two or Three

12:20am - 1:20pm

G

East Is Red

12:20am - 1:20pm

G

Here's Looking at You, Kid!

12:20am - 1:20pm

G

Private Collection

12:20am - 1:20pm

G

Plaster Gong

2:40pm - 5:05pm

G

The Prophet

2:40pm - 5:05pm

G

Experiment 002 (Extracted from Video Documentation of the Symposium of "Theatre Quarterly")

2:40pm - 5:05pm

G

T'ai Chi Ch'uan

2:40pm - 5:05pm

G

Routine

2:40pm - 5:05pm

G

The Milky Way

2:40pm - 5:05pm

G

Dumb Men

6:10pm - 7:40pm

G

Lost in the Fumes

8:50pm - 10:30pm

P

尋路航海

Wayfinding to the Sea

張也海.夏曼CHANG Yeh-hai Hsia Man

The loneliness of the ocean and various legal restrictions have made the islanders of Taiwan think twice about getting close to the water. This film follows an ordinary citizen who builds a vessel on his own and hopes to sail in the surrounding waters of his country. It not only depicts the dreams and perspectives of seafarers, but also talks about Taiwan’s and other Austronesian nations’ effort in reviving navigation.

G
 
石頭記備忘錄

石頭記備忘錄

Memorandum of the Rock

榮念曾Danny Ning-tsun YUNG

YUNG superimposes 4-letter idioms on the bright and colourful image of a parade at the Tiananmen Square. The idioms dissolve one after another and become more and more irrelevant and even vulgar. YUNG appropriates the aesthetics and rhetoric of the Communist Party of China and puts them into a hilarious play. 

G
 
re-touch (1)

re-touch (1)

re-touch (1)

陳錦樂CHAN Kam-lok

A woman picks up and starts reading the book The Hero in History: A Study in Limitation and Possibility by Sidney HOOK. Her image juxtaposes with found footage of the 1967 riots showing thousands demonstrating on the streets as if it was a carnival. Truthfulness and limitations of recorded images are brought into discussion.

G
 
95/23

95/23

Ninety Five/Two or Three

馮偉Ernest FUNG

Six years after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, FUNG uses a ping-pong to symbolise the fact that Hong Kong is merely being pushed from one side to another, leaving one coloniser only to find herself in the arms of another. Decidedly blank and expressionless, men in the video are nothing but transporters of the ping-pong.

G
 
東方紅

東方紅

East Is Red

鄭智雄,麥志恆CHENG Chi-hung,Mak Chi-hang

East Is Red is made in one shot. The lighter with young Chairman MAO’s photo imprinted on it, the blurred TV screen, the music ‘East Is Red’, all connote light or brightness. The lighter falls after several loops of the song. This video aims to convey sarcasm and skepticism, through a superficial touch on the subject matter.

G
 
卡拉[超住(你)嘅]OK

卡拉[超住(你)嘅]OK

Here's Looking at You, Kid!

鮑藹倫,游靜,黃志輝Ellen PAU,YAU Ching,WONG Chi-fai

This video provides a provocative look at the history of Hong Kong as a British colony in Asia, as constructed by the media. It combines TV commercials, British Government footage and films made during the Japanese occupation in the form of karaoke to evoke a ‘typical’ Hong Kong experience.

G
 
思藏

思藏

Private Collection

毛文羽Comyn MO

Private Collection reflects upon how perception is affected by memory, time and mood. If one can spend 24 hours a day experiencing what he/she was yesterday, what is reality then? This work combines footage ranging from personal travelogues to World War II images, resulting in an intimate video diary.

G
 
石膏鑼

石膏鑼

Plaster Gong

蘇育賢SU Yu-hsien

Theater Quarterly leaped on stage in 1965 with a literal bang by breaking a fragile plaster gong and the performance of two absurdist theatre pieces, The Prophet and Waiting for Godot. This film interviews those involved in the performance and recreates the plaster gong while weaving in archival footage.

G
 
先知

先知

The Prophet

蘇育賢SU Yu-hsien

Originally written by HUANG Hua-cheng, the script centres on the dialogue between a couple sitting in the audience of a play. When this piece was first shown in 1965, director Richard Yao-chi CHEN reworked it with the actors on stage. 51 years later, actors CHUANG Ling and LIU Ying-shang are invited back to the theatre to recreate the groundbreaking original.

G
 
實驗002(座談會側拍)

實驗002(座談會側拍)

Experiment 002 (Extracted from Video Documentation of the Symposium of "Theatre Quarterly")

黃華成HUANG Hua-cheng

In 1994 HUANG Hua-cheng showed his 8mm film Experiment 002 during a seminar titled ‘Theater Quarterly and Me’ at the Chinese Taipei Film Archive. This film is a recording of the seminar, documenting how the film was played and the seminar proceedings. HUANG passed away in 1996, and his earlier films have been lost.

G
 
太極拳

太極拳

T'ai Chi Ch'uan

戴文博Tom DAVENPORT

During the 1960s, Tom DAVENPORT was commissioned by National Geographic to film in Taiwan. This was his first documentary, in which he captured philosopher NAN Huai-chin practicing Tai-chi at Taiwan’s northeastern coast. Shot with a 16mm camera, the film features sound created by composer Tom JOHNSON.

G
 
全線

全線

Routine

羅卡LAW Kar

This film documents a short trip from Star Ferry’s taxi stand to the office of Chinese Student Weekly in Kowloon Tong. It shows the street scenes of Hong Kong in 1968 and the state of mind of a Hong Kong young man after the 1967 Riot.

G
 
銀河系

銀河系

The Milky Way

西西Xi Xi

Renowned writer Xi Xi served as editor for the ninth issue of Theater Quarterly. Having an elder brother who worked at a television news station, she had access to a large amount of discarded tape. Piecing these images and sounds of celebrities and even the Pope together, this collage work serves as a reworked document of the era.

G
 

偷羞子

Dumb Men

胡三壽HU Sanshou

People in my hometown call those who are shy and untalkative touxiuzi. Within this courtyard, the touxiuzi gene is embodied in the members of three generations. As a touxiuzi in our family, I try to uncover and open up the real heart beating under our touxiuzi exterior, yet in the end I only open up myself. The touxiuzi in the family continue to circle in the air above the village and grow in the village’s soil.

World PremiereG
 

地厚天高

Lost in the Fumes

林子穎Nora Tze Wing LAM

Edward LEUNG was an average student before he unexpectedly finds himself at the focal point of two Legislative Council elections. Despite winning over 60,000 votes in the by-election, his ticket to LegCo is forfeited when the regime imposes extra measures in the nomination process. On the other hand, Edward finds his free days numbered as he faces rioting charges for taking part in the Mong Kok Protest.

Asian PremiereP
 
 

新光一廳

Railway Sleepers

10:00am - 11:45am

G

In the Claws of a Century Wanting

1:00pm - 3:05pm

G

The Moon the Sun and the Musketeers

4:20pm - 4:45pm

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Canine

4:20pm - 5:25pm

P

The Haunted

7:10pm - 7:35pm

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Baek-gu

7:10pm - 8:35pm

P

El Mar la Mar

10:20pm - 11:55pm

P

鐵道撿風景

Railway Sleepers

薩波.齊嘉索潘Sompot CHIDGASORNPONGSE

Trains were introduced to Thailand in 1890 during the reign of King Rama the 5th. They were once symbols of modernity. However, with corruption and inefficient operation, the Thai railways failed to improve for many decades. Railway Sleepers explores the close connection between Thai people and Thai railways and takes the audience to experience a 2-day, 2-night trip from the north to the south.

G
 

無人知曉的風和日麗

In the Claws of a Century Wanting

珠兒.馬拉南Jewel MARANAN

This is a film about people living in one of the most densely populated spots in the world, surrounded by the Philippines' busiest global port. The film centres on four people in different stages of life, who are unknown to each other but share the same fate as the port will be expanded, engulfing the spaces where they now live, the spaces where their narratives unravel.

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月亮、太陽與劍客

The Moon the Sun and the Musketeers

萬海Vahagn KHACHATRYAN

On the border between Portugal and Spain lies a small town lost in time. At first glance there is nothing specific about Sendim. People have their daily routines. During daytime, time passes very slowly. But unlike other towns, the day is divided into two parts here. As the sun starts to set and darkness takes over, the world that does not exist anymore knocks on the door. The night here belongs to pagan Gods.

Asian PremiereP
 

鬪犬

Canine

艾沙.哈里.阿克巴Esa Hari AKBAR

A suburban Bandung family enjoys their pastime with Ngadu Bagong, a Sundanese traditional game where dogs are put to fight against boar. Ade Rohmat has been in the game for a long time as a hobby that he passes on to his teenage daughter Ilma Nurjanah. Ngadu Bagong brings emotion, prestige, and fortune to its enthusiasts.

P
 

虎之輓歌

The Haunted

薩歐妲.伊思麥洛瓦Saodat ISMAILOVA

This symbolic and suggestive film is a cinematic letter to an extinct race of tigers, and uses an almost hallucinatory force to conjure up a mythological, Central Asian world of yesterday. The majestic animal speaks to us about the historical changes that led up to its own extinction, but it lives on in the collective imagination of Turkestan as a sacred image of the soul.

Asian PremiereP
 

白狗

Baek-gu

金寶藍KIM Boram

An old dog lives in an empty lot in a quiet district of Seoul. With a camera in her hands, the director approaches people and asks them what they know about the dog. Though they hardly seemed to care, locals and passers-by start sharing their own observations and memories of the dog. Through the stories they tell, certain clues to their lives are also revealed.

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荒漠沙海

El Mar la Mar

約書亞.波內塔,史杰鵬Joshua BONNETTA,J.P. SNIADECKI

The sun beats down mercilessly on all those who cross the Sonoran Desert between Mexico and the United States. The poorest of undocumented immigrants have no choice but to take this extremely dangerous route. El Mar la Mar weaves together sublime 16mm shots of nature, animals, people and the tracks they leave behind, creating a multi-faceted panorama of a highly politicised stretch of land.

P
 
 

新光二廳

Turtle Rock

10:20am - 12:05am

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Granny Project

1:10pm - 2:45pm

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Also Known as Jihadi

4:00pm - 5:45pm

G

The Ugliest Car

7:00pm - 7:50pm

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Transparent World

7:00pm - 8:25pm

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All is Forgiven for We Have Been Happy

10:30pm - 0:00am

G

團魚岩

Turtle Rock

蕭瀟XIAO Xiao

In a mountain village, 80-year-old grandma still labours hard for the family and prays everyday; her son does odd jobs in the woods and her grandson raises chickens. The piling mountains tightly bind them together and enfetter their fates, just as the giant ‘Turtle Rock’ at the gate of the village – it’s said that a turtle endeavoured to cultivate itself into the heavenly realm, but was struck by thunder and turned into a rock.

Asian PremiereG
 

借問阿嬤

Granny Project

巴林特.瑞斐斯Bálint RÉVÉSZ

Three grandsons embark with their grannies on an anarchic journey into the past - a complex road movie about intergenerational dialogue in Great Britain, Germany and Hungary. Granny Project is a coming of age story of three young men and a ‘coming out of age’ tale of their grandmothers, an experiment to form a language that the forthcoming generations could use to keep the 20th-century values alive.

Asian PremiereP
 

所謂聖戰士

Also Known as Jihadi

艾瑞克.波德萊爾Eric BAUDELAIRE

Also Known as Jihadi is a possible story of a man recounted via the places he passed through, as well as excerpts from documents: police interrogations, wiretappings and surveillance. By filming not the subject of the film but rather what the subject saw, the film shows us his path from a clinic where he was born in the suburbs of Paris to Egypt, Turkey and finally to Aleppo, where he joined the al-Nusra Front in 2012.

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醜車上路

The Ugliest Car

賈各許.佘帕尼亞克Grzegorz SZCZEPANIAK

The youngest protagonist of the film is Wartburg, an automobile over 50 years of age. The car is still on the road, driven by Bogdan, who is inside it with his mother Kazimiera. This road movie which takes place between the concentration camp of Majdanek, Poland and a former Nazi labour factory in Germany is a journey into the past, retracing memories from the war. It is also a portrayal of a unique relationship.

Asian PremiereG
 
透明世界

透明世界

Transparent World

瓦多.庫策夫Vato KUNTSEV

Beka was born without any sign of life but heartbeat on the 6th month of his mother pregnancy. Doctors did not believed that baby will survive. On the third week of baby's life his father took him home from hospital. Today Beka is 26. Father taught him his profession. Son does art photography and makes film about physicist and composer. He had his first photo exhibition recently. Father's patience and understanding which he use to introduce his son to adult life and make him believe in his own talent.

Int'l PremiereG
 

曾經快樂,所以原諒

All is Forgiven for We Have Been Happy

凱蒂雅.安格兒,保羅.奧古斯塔Katia ENGEL,Paul AGUSTA

A very personal movie about the father of Paul AGUSTA, one of the two filmmakers. AGUSTA was the youngest son of writer and political activist Leon AGUSTA, who died a few years ago. He married an American woman, which was not very common at that time. The filmmakers follow the traces of the poet and politician who had a quite tormented life. It’s a film about love and understanding.

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05/08

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華山A1廳

Blood Amber

12:50am - 2:30pm

G

Spectrum of Nostalgia

3:40pm - 4:05pm

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Funeral Video

3:40pm - 4:00pm

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Return

3:40pm - 4:00pm

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Sound Hunting

7:30pm - 9:10pm

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The Danube Exodus

7:30pm - 9:10pm

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血琥珀

Blood Amber

李永超LEE Yong-chao

Somewhere in northern Myanmar, there is a forest rich in amber and controlled by the Kachin Independence Army. Most of the inhabitants there make a living by finding amber as it is their only hope to get out of poverty. They work under harsh conditions and rest while fearing the attack from the government army. Life there is despairing, like the darkness at the bottom of the mine.

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鄉愁/餘像

Spectrum of Nostalgia

陳顗竹CHEN Yi-chu

T. S. ELIOT: ‘What might have been is an abstraction remaining a perpetual possibility only in a world of speculation.’ About the past, my memories are fading and my past self is also vanishing. This film explores the relation between ‘I’ and its image, body, memory and death.

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告別進行式

Funeral Video

吳文睿WU Wen-rui

My youngest granduncle is the photographer in my extended family. On every special occasion, we always see him moving about with a camera. Switching from analogue to digital compact cameras, he documents the happiness and sorrow, life and death of family members. One day he asked me to make a ‘retrospective film’ to be played at his funeral. I took on this assignment and began a journey with him.

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回程列車

Return

黃邦銓HUANG Pang-chuan

Two journeys take place in two different periods. One is a return by rail, passing through two continents. The other is an old family photograph tracing wartime life. The rhythmic swaying of the train merges the past and the present and reveals a forgotten memory, which has been covered by dust for a long time.

P
 

蒐聲記

Sound Hunting

村上賢司MURAKAMI Kenji

Production and sale of Fujichrome RT200 sound film stock ended in 1999. It was the ultimate analogue technology allowing audio to be simultaneously recorded. As the director develops his film shot with expired RT200 stock, unique visuals and sounds begin to emerge.

G
 

遠走多瑙河

The Danube Exodus

培特.弗蓋茲Péter FORGÁCS

This travelogue documents the Jewish exodus from Slovakia just before the beginning of WWII. In two boats, a group of nine hundred Jews tried to reach the Black Sea via the river Danube, to get to Palestine from there. It is based on the amateur films of the captain of one of the boats.

G
 
 

華山A2廳

Condemned Practice Mode

11:00am - 12:35am

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Out of Position

1:50pm - 2:55pm

R

Green TV's Inaugural Film

1:50pm - 2:55pm

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How Was History Wounded

1:50pm - 2:55pm

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FACE/TV

1:50pm - 2:55pm

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東/West

1:50pm - 2:55pm

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Flash

1:50pm - 2:55pm

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From Now On

3:30pm - 4:55pm

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Black Bear Forest

6:00pm - 8:10pm

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Wayfinding to the Sea

9:20pm - 10:30pm

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徐自強的練習題

Condemned Practice Mode

紀岳君CHI Yueh-chun

HSU Tzu-chiang was pronounced guilty and sentenced to death in a 1995 kidnapping and murder case despite the lack of forensic evidence. After a 16-year effort by NGOs, HSU was released with a life sentence in 2016. Now out of prison, he continues the fight to prove his innocence. Director CHI began documenting HSU’s story in 2012 and was brought face-to-face with the shortcomings of society.

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離位

離位

Out of Position

袁廣鳴YUAN Goang-ming

YUAN is highly adept at combining symbolic metaphors with technological media. His works vividly illustrate contemporary human conditions. Despite its original emphasis on the dialectical dialogue between moving image and sculpture, Out of Position will be re-represented as a single-channel video work in this exhibition.

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綠色電視台開播片

綠色電視台開播片

Green TV's Inaugural Film

綠色小組Green Team

For a long time the KMT government has held a monopoly over Taiwan’s TV channels, using the lack of channel bandwidth as an excuse for its stranglehold. During the build-up to the elections at the end of 1989, Green Team set up a satellite transmission channel on its own, poking a hole in the KMT’s argument.

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歷史如何成為傷口

歷史如何成為傷口

How Was History Wounded

王俊傑,鄭淑麗WANG Jun-jieh,CHEANG Shu-lea

Three commentators sit in a news studio in front of a TV discussing the Tiananmen Square massacre as reported by local and foreign media. This film aims to examine the politics of image and the image of politics through commenting on the topics of democracy, media control, consumption and commercialism.

R
 
FACE/TV

FACE/TV

FACE/TV

王俊傑WANG Jun-jieh

After the martial law was lifted in the nascent democratised Taiwan, WANG, without any source of reference, created five video artworks including FACE/TV, addressing criticism against mass media and political hegemony. Using a satirical approach, he questioned if the images we saw on TV are identical to the objects being captured.

R
 
東/West

東/West

東/West

洪素珍HUNG Su-chen

East/West is a video with two channels of sound, based on the artist’s citizenship interview. It shows a mouth split in half, with one half speaking English and one half speaking Chinese. Occasionally, the two halves come together to create a whole. The half-mouths reflect the artist’s struggle and conflict in reconciling two cultures.

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閃光

閃光

Flash

陳界仁CHEN Chieh-jen

After the first bank robbery in Taiwan happened in 1982, the three oligopolistic TV stations repeatedly screened the surveillance video of the robber LEE Shih-ke carrying a gun and crossing the bank counter. To the director, LEE’s action symbolised the transgression of law and the reclamation of his right of name.

R
 

此後

From Now On

陳文彬Akira CHEN

It has been eight years since Typhoon Morakot swept through Siaolin Village, Taiwan. It left 462 inhabitants dead, including Mr WENG’s beloved family. Like the other 46 survivors, WENG struggled to face the recurrent nightmare after losing his family, tackling the regret and guilt of being left alone. The film unfolds how WENG gradually picks up his life and releases himself from the prison of grief.

G
 

黑熊森林

Black Bear Forest

李香秀LEE Hsiang-hsiu

Dafen, the heart of Yushan National Park, is a place abundant in wildlife and indigenous culture. With the assistance of an indigenous hunter, a female ecologist started her journey searching for Formosan Black Bears in 1998. In the midst of this wilderness, they gradually developed a deep and sincere companionship. Together with copious research, the secret of the Taiwan Black Bear is thus revealed.

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尋路航海

Wayfinding to the Sea

張也海.夏曼CHANG Yeh-hai Hsia Man

The loneliness of the ocean and various legal restrictions have made the islanders of Taiwan think twice about getting close to the water. This film follows an ordinary citizen who builds a vessel on his own and hopes to sail in the surrounding waters of his country. It not only depicts the dreams and perspectives of seafarers, but also talks about Taiwan’s and other Austronesian nations’ effort in reviving navigation.

G
 
 

新光一廳

Pushkar Myths

12:30am - 2:10pm

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Tarling Is Darling

3:20pm - 5:15pm

PG-12

Lone Existance

6:30pm - 7:50pm

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Interiors & Exteriors

6:30pm - 6:40pm

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A Cambodian Spring

9:20pm - 11:25pm

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聖湖幻影

Pushkar Myths

卡馬爾.斯瓦魯普Kamal SWAROOP

29 kilometres from Ajmer, in the heart of the Thar Desert is a lake city called Pushkar. To the Hindus of the world, it is second in holiness only to Mansarovar. During the full moon in the month of Kartik, the town and the nearby dunes become an enormous fairground. Filmmaker Kamal SWAROOP explores the ancient myths and politicking of Indian Gods as the heavens descend and the water in the lake turns holy.

Asian PremiereG
 

金曲達令

Tarling Is Darling

伊斯麥.法米.盧比思Ismail Fahmi LUBIS

The traditional ‘tarling dangdut’ music of Indramayu, an area on the Java island, is famous for its erotic dances and skimpily-clad singers. Muslim leaders wanted to have it banned, but it still circulates in the society. Jaham, a tarling dangdut songwriter is faced with a challenge from clerics who want him to write Islamic tangling dangdut songs. With the help of an erotic singer, Jaham writes down his religious pieces.

PG-12
 

獨自存在

Lone Existance

沙青SHA Qing

For years he has stayed behind closed doors, uttering nothing to anyone. In that long quietude, memories pay unexpected visits. Unfamiliar faces come before his eyes along with images from the past. The common shapes of others intertwine and reflect what he has been reluctant to face. This is an attempt by the filmmaker to reappraise his relationship to the world through external observation and self-reflection.

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內與外

Interiors & Exteriors

阿舍克.穆斯塔法Ashique MOSTAFA

A one-take observational piece about the microcosm of Islamic practices and class segregation in Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka. Multiplicity within a Muslim community and the passage of people through one single frame documents this society’s interiors and exteriors.

Asian PremiereG
 

柬埔寨之春

A Cambodian Spring

克里斯.凱利Chris KELLY

A Cambodian Spring is an intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia. Shot over six years, the film charts the growing wave of land rights protests that led to the ‘Cambodian Spring’ and the tragic events that followed. This film is about the complexities and costs both political and personal, of fighting for what you believe in.

Asian PremiereP
 
 

新光二廳

Ma'ohi Nui, in the Heart of the Ocean My Country Lies

10:10am - 12:05am

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Nature: All Rights Reserved

1:20pm - 1:45pm

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All that Passes by through a Window that Doesn't Open

1:20pm - 2:30pm

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A Feeling Greater than Love

4:10pm - 5:45pm

G

Pale Blue

7:00pm - 8:10pm

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The Kodachrome Elegies

9:30pm - 9:55pm

PG-15

When You Awake

9:30pm - 9:55pm

PG-15

This Is the Way I Like II

9:30pm - 11:00pm

PG-15

在海中央,我的家鄉

Ma'ohi Nui, in the Heart of the Ocean My Country Lies

安妮克.海瑟林Annick GHIJZELINGS

French colonial history and 30 years of nuclear tests have filled Tahitian shantytowns with an alienated and tired people. Today the Ma'ohi people have forgotten their language, ignored their history and lost their connection to their land and to the world. The film shows the face of contemporary colonisation and the vital impetus of a people trying not to forget themselves and silently seeking the path of independence.

Asian PremiereG
 

自然:版權所有

Nature: All Rights Reserved

賽百斯汀.穆德Sebastian MULDER

Artificial grass on the balcony, a meeting hall with forest wallpaper, a palm beach in a dentist’s waiting room. This short documentary examines the role of nature simulations in our society. To what extent does artificial nature satisfy the city dwellers and where are these simulations still falling short? Will artificial nature ever replace real nature?

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未來的列車

All that Passes by through a Window that Doesn't Open

馬丁.迪奇科Martin DICICCO

Across the Caucasus, Azerbaijani men labour to build a new railroad promising to bring glory to a new generation, while across the closed borders in Armenia, a lonely stationmaster sits idle in an abandoned railroad depot. This film is a journey by rail where workers reflect upon opportunity and regret, floating through a Eurasian expanse striving to fill their days and dreams, as much as their pockets.  

Asian PremiereG
 

比愛還深

A Feeling Greater than Love

瑪莉.吉瑪努斯.薩巴Mary JIRMANUS SABA

Bloodily suppressed strikes at Lebanese tobacco and chocolate factories in the 1970s held the promise of a popular revolution and women's emancipation, but they were erased from collective memory by the country's civil wars. Rich in archival footage from Lebanon's militant cinema tradition, the film reconstructs the spirit of that revolt, asking of the past how we might transform the present.

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被遺忘的藍

被遺忘的藍

Pale Blue

阿拉許.拉胡提Arash LAHOOTI

The film follows four veterans living in a psychiatric hospital in Tehran. Victims of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War, they have gone through 30 years of treatment and yearn to resume a normal life outside the sanatorium. However, reality and the forgetfulness of people, as well as the irreversible trauma, make them return to where they want to escape from.

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膠卷追想

The Kodachrome Elegies

傑.羅森布萊特Jay ROSENBLATT

Kodachrome was a film stock noted for its rich tones and vibrant colours. This short experimental documentary evokes the bygone era of Kodachrome’s pinnacle. While it is a paean to this lost film stock, the film suggests the end of an era and the loss of innocence.

PG-15
 

吾意識

When You Awake

傑.羅森布萊特Jay ROSENBLATT

An unscientific study of what happens when two people are hypnotised leading into an exhilarating journey into the unconscious mind – the repository for fears, desires, aggression, dreams – where all the images, sounds and music are from found footage.

PG-15
 

這是我喜歡的方式2

This Is the Way I Like II

伊格納西歐.阿奎洛Ignacio AGÜERO

In 1985 Ignacio AGÜERO made a short film in which he interrupted his fellow filmmakers at work to ask them about the sense of filmmaking under PINOCHET’s dictatorship. 30 years later, he revisits the concept and interrupts the shooting of those filming today to pose once more the question of the essence of cinema.

PG-15
 
 

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華山A1廳

The Danube Exodus

10:00am - 11:40am

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Sound Hunting

10:00am - 11:40am

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My New Born Baby

3:00pm - 4:10pm

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Life Continued

3:00pm - 4:10pm

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Getting Ready for the Festival

3:00pm - 4:10pm

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Modern Poetry Exhibition/1966

3:00pm - 4:10pm

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Run

3:00pm - 4:10pm

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Today

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A Morning in Taipei

3:00pm - 4:10pm

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Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly

6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Hortus

6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Dry Season in My House

6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Goodnight & Goodbye

9:10pm - 10:15pm

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遠走多瑙河

The Danube Exodus

培特.弗蓋茲Péter FORGÁCS

This travelogue documents the Jewish exodus from Slovakia just before the beginning of WWII. In two boats, a group of nine hundred Jews tried to reach the Black Sea via the river Danube, to get to Palestine from there. It is based on the amateur films of the captain of one of the boats.

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蒐聲記

Sound Hunting

村上賢司MURAKAMI Kenji

Production and sale of Fujichrome RT200 sound film stock ended in 1999. It was the ultimate analogue technology allowing audio to be simultaneously recorded. As the director develops his film shot with expired RT200 stock, unique visuals and sounds begin to emerge.

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赤子

赤子

My New Born Baby

莊靈CHUANG Ling

This calm, family-centered film documents the first 18 months of the life of the director’s eldest daughter. The film follows the young baby’s faltering footsteps, as she takes account of the wide world through her tiny body, and preserves the cherished moments of the family.

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延

Life Continued

莊靈CHUANG Ling

A pregnant woman awakes at the start of a day. The camera invites the viewers along with a placid, light-feeling view, as she goes about her day, taking into view unhurried pedestrians, tricycles, a traditional market place, and a plain city still unencumbered by high rise buildings.

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過節

過節

Getting Ready for the Festival

龍思良LONG Sih-liang

In these freckled, disjointed montages of everyday life, we see a faint hint of an upcoming festival as the theatre troupe sound its drums; the children either sit and gaze, or clamber to see the lead actress. This 8mm roll of film was found after LONG Sih-liang passed away in 2012 and is now shown for the first time in 51 years.

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現代詩展/1966

現代詩展/1966

Modern Poetry Exhibition/1966

張照堂CHANG Chao-tang

Artists contributing to the 1966 Modern Poetry Exhibition included HUANG Hua-cheng, LONG Sih-liang, HUANG Yong-song, and CHANG Chao-tang; each artist chose their favorite modern poems and transformed them into imagery. This film is a time capsule capturing some of the exhibits, as well as the young artists.

World PremiereG
 
跑

Run

韓湘寧HAN Hsiang-ning

On a morning in 1966, as requested by the director, artist XI De-jin ran around the Renai Road Roundabout, while an 8mm camera tagged along. The runner, wearing a striped outfit, keeps striding forward to some unknown finish line, his eyes looking around from time to time; suddenly, a crowd of motorcycles appears and engulfs him.

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今日開幕

今日開幕

Today

韓湘寧HAN Hsiang-ning

On the sandy shore at Yehliu, a headless human figure is beached and beaten by the waves. As the figure rolls along the sand, it takes on a variety of sculpture-like poses in the endless space where sea and sky seem to join as one. The human-like figure flickers in and out of view between the waves, until her arms stretch out from the vast emptiness and are cleansed.

World PremiereG
 
台北之晨

台北之晨

A Morning in Taipei

白景瑞PAI Ching-jui

This is an early work by the director, who had just returned from Italy. As dawn gradually breaks, we see the neon lights of the city being swallowed by the morning light. The lens traverses through parks, churches, markets, factories, and finally follows the morning paper into the breakfast hours of a small white-collar family.

G
 
瞎豬想要飛

瞎豬想要飛

Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly

艾德溫Edwin

A movie that is rich in cinematic innovations and full of absurd humour as well as serious content that it became legendary among the new generation of Southeast Asian filmmakers. Unlike most Southeast Asian films it was not shot digitally but on 35mm film and it will also be shown on celluloid here. The theme of the film is the oppression of people with a Chinese background in Indonesia.

R
 
花園

花園

Hortus

艾德溫Edwin

A special view on sexuality and the colonial gaze. The film consists of two sets of images that were shot on 16mm and will also be projected on 16mm film. New sexually explicit images (say porn) are confronted with old archive images from Indonesia made in the colonial times.

R
 
屋簷下的旱季

屋簷下的旱季

Dry Season in My House

韋加斯.邦努德加Wregas BHANUTEJA

Dancing in the rain. A woman surprises a man with a sensual dance in the wrong season. She made the rain, but the dancing comes by itself. An independent dance by a very independent woman. The dancing is not like the Indonesian tradition, but who else but an Indonesian woman can dance like that?

R
 

Goodnight & Goodbye

Goodnight & Goodbye

吳耀東Adon WU

This is a journey in which the creator of this documentary tries to find the origin for his creation. While driving on the freeway to Puzi, Chiayi County, WU Yao-tung and Tom continue a conversation left unfinished two decades ago. The dialogue falters; clearly they live in two different worlds. After traversing this journey for 20 years, the dark spectre entangled within the depths of the mind is never driven away.

World PremiereP
 
 

華山A2廳

Absent without Leave

10:10am - 11:40am

G

City of Jade

12:40am - 2:20pm

PG-12

Swimming on the Highway

3:30pm - 4:20pm

PG-12

The Moving Tent

5:30pm - 7:30pm

G

Shang' Ajia

8:40pm - 10:20pm

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不即不離

Absent without Leave

廖克發LAU Kek-huat

This story begins with a man’s portrait hanging in my family home in Malaysia. The identity of this man has always been a taboo, until one day I discovered it was my grandfather, whose identity was hidden from me because he was a member of the Malaysian Communist Party. This film is a journey to discover the secret history of my country through the eyes of my grandfather.

G
 

翡翠之城

City of Jade

趙德胤Midi Z

Time seems to have frozen in the war-torn Kachin State of Myanmar, while waves of poor workers flock to the area to dig for jade, dreaming of getting rich overnight. The director tries to portray his eldest brother in this documentary and find out why he became a drug addict and abandoned his family. It is a film that depicts how people struggle for survival in the darkest corners of Myanmar.

PG-12
 
在高速公路上游泳

在高速公路上游泳

Swimming on the Highway

吳耀東WU Yao-tung

It’s a film about Tom, who struggles with health problems and depression. As Tom keeps flirting with the camera and challenging his authority as the filmmaker, WU finds the film out of his control and the filming becomes a journey with no definite end. Now, 20 years later, WU revisits Tom and makes another film titled Goodnight & Goodbye.

PG-12
 

大帳篷-想像力的避難所

The Moving Tent

陳芯宜Singing CHEN

A truck drives into a square and a moveable tent is set up. Audience members enter and hear the faint voices from the cracks in society. As the tent becomes a convergence of the thoughts of those both on stage and off, we feel the power of resistance that the entire action entails. Functioning both as observer and participant, the director documents the tent’s movements around Taiwan in the past decade.

G
 
上阿甲

上阿甲

Shang' Ajia

晉江JIN Jiang

The film portrays two Lisu brothers aged 10 and 17 living in the Biluo Mountain where Nujiang River passes. After their father died, their mother remarried and settled at the foot of the mountain, leaving the boys to her mother and brother. There is no school on the mountain and kids spend their time shouldering the family chores. Even with the misfortune and hardship, simple happiness is never far from their life.

Int'l PremiereP
 
 

新光一廳

Hotel Jugoslavija

10:00am - 11:20am

PG-15

El Mar la Mar

12:40am - 2:15pm

P

The Haunted

3:40pm - 4:05pm

P

Baek-gu

3:40pm - 5:05pm

P

The Moon the Sun and the Musketeers

6:50pm - 7:15pm

P

Canine

6:50pm - 7:55pm

P

Adriana's Pact

9:40pm - 11:15pm

G

南斯拉夫大飯店

Hotel Jugoslavija

尼可拉.瓦涅赫Nicolas WAGNIÈRES

Erected in Belgrade in 1969, The Hotel Jugoslavija was a mythical place, both a symbol and a witness to the moments that shaped former Yugoslavia: from TITO to MILOSEVIC; from NATO's bombing to corrupted liberalism. It is still haunting Belgrade’s landscape. With this journey through the times and spaces of the building, the director explores a collective unconscious as well as a part of his own identity.

Asian PremierePG-15
 

荒漠沙海

El Mar la Mar

約書亞.波內塔,史杰鵬Joshua BONNETTA,J.P. SNIADECKI

The sun beats down mercilessly on all those who cross the Sonoran Desert between Mexico and the United States. The poorest of undocumented immigrants have no choice but to take this extremely dangerous route. El Mar la Mar weaves together sublime 16mm shots of nature, animals, people and the tracks they leave behind, creating a multi-faceted panorama of a highly politicised stretch of land.

P
 

虎之輓歌

The Haunted

薩歐妲.伊思麥洛瓦Saodat ISMAILOVA

This symbolic and suggestive film is a cinematic letter to an extinct race of tigers, and uses an almost hallucinatory force to conjure up a mythological, Central Asian world of yesterday. The majestic animal speaks to us about the historical changes that led up to its own extinction, but it lives on in the collective imagination of Turkestan as a sacred image of the soul.

Asian PremiereP
 

白狗

Baek-gu

金寶藍KIM Boram

An old dog lives in an empty lot in a quiet district of Seoul. With a camera in her hands, the director approaches people and asks them what they know about the dog. Though they hardly seemed to care, locals and passers-by start sharing their own observations and memories of the dog. Through the stories they tell, certain clues to their lives are also revealed.

P
 

月亮、太陽與劍客

The Moon the Sun and the Musketeers

萬海Vahagn KHACHATRYAN

On the border between Portugal and Spain lies a small town lost in time. At first glance there is nothing specific about Sendim. People have their daily routines. During daytime, time passes very slowly. But unlike other towns, the day is divided into two parts here. As the sun starts to set and darkness takes over, the world that does not exist anymore knocks on the door. The night here belongs to pagan Gods.

Asian PremiereP
 

鬪犬

Canine

艾沙.哈里.阿克巴Esa Hari AKBAR

A suburban Bandung family enjoys their pastime with Ngadu Bagong, a Sundanese traditional game where dogs are put to fight against boar. Ade Rohmat has been in the game for a long time as a hobby that he passes on to his teenage daughter Ilma Nurjanah. Ngadu Bagong brings emotion, prestige, and fortune to its enthusiasts.

P
 

親密正義

Adriana's Pact

莉賽特.歐洛茲可Lissette OROZCO

When I was a child I had an idol: my aunt Adriana. In 2007 she was detained and I found out she worked for DINA, the secret police of dictator PINOCHET. She fled the country while facing a judicial process for the murder of a communist leader. Now, many request her extradition and march against her. I’m willing to face the ultimate consequences to find out the truth.

G
 
 

新光二廳

A Cambodian Spring

11:10am - 1:15pm

P

The Ugliest Car

1:50pm - 2:40pm

G

Transparent World

1:50pm - 3:15pm

G

The Fall of Icarus: Narita Stories

5:20pm - 7:40pm

P

Home, Sweet Home

9:00pm - 10:55pm

G

柬埔寨之春

A Cambodian Spring

克里斯.凱利Chris KELLY

A Cambodian Spring is an intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia. Shot over six years, the film charts the growing wave of land rights protests that led to the ‘Cambodian Spring’ and the tragic events that followed. This film is about the complexities and costs both political and personal, of fighting for what you believe in.

Asian PremiereP
 

醜車上路

The Ugliest Car

賈各許.佘帕尼亞克Grzegorz SZCZEPANIAK

The youngest protagonist of the film is Wartburg, an automobile over 50 years of age. The car is still on the road, driven by Bogdan, who is inside it with his mother Kazimiera. This road movie which takes place between the concentration camp of Majdanek, Poland and a former Nazi labour factory in Germany is a journey into the past, retracing memories from the war. It is also a portrayal of a unique relationship.

Asian PremiereG
 
透明世界

透明世界

Transparent World

瓦多.庫策夫Vato KUNTSEV

Beka was born without any sign of life but heartbeat on the 6th month of his mother pregnancy. Doctors did not believed that baby will survive. On the third week of baby's life his father took him home from hospital. Today Beka is 26. Father taught him his profession. Son does art photography and makes film about physicist and composer. He had his first photo exhibition recently. Father's patience and understanding which he use to introduce his son to adult life and make him believe in his own talent.

Int'l PremiereG
 

三里塚:伊卡洛斯的殞落

The Fall of Icarus: Narita Stories

代島治彥DAISHIMA Haruhiko

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P
 

奈緒與家人的35年

Home, Sweet Home

伊勢真一ISE Shinichi

The director’s niece Nao suffers from epilepsy and is mentally retarded. When Nao was young, her doctor said that she would not be able to live long. This motivated the director to start filming Nao and her family in 1983. Now, Nao is 43, and everyone in her family has their own worries. Unprecedented in the history of documentary film, this is a 35-year record of a family.

Int'l PremiereG
 
 

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華山A1廳

Notes from Unknown Maladies

10:10am - 11:15am

P

Time Splits in the River

11:40am - 1:10pm

P

My New Born Baby

3:40pm - 4:50pm

G

Life Continued

3:40pm - 4:50pm

G

A Morning in Taipei

3:40pm - 4:50pm

G

Today

3:40pm - 4:50pm

G

Run

3:40pm - 4:50pm

G

Modern Poetry Exhibition/1966

3:40pm - 4:50pm

G

Getting Ready for the Festival

3:40pm - 4:50pm

G

Dry Season in My House

7:00pm - 8:30pm

R

Hortus

7:00pm - 8:30pm

R

Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly

7:00pm - 8:30pm

R

Cuts

9:10pm - 10:20pm

PG-15

未明之疾的來信

Notes from Unknown Maladies

里瑞克.德拉克魯茲Liryc DELA CRUZ

The filmmaker went back to his hometown to make a touching portrait of his sick grandmother. 94-year-old Concepcion has been suffering from nervous breakdown for the past 50 years. She chooses to live alone and is haunted by random memories of the past: a memory of a nation and other life’s mysteries. Now, she faces a new period in her life as she slowly loses the capacity to remember.

World PremiereP
 

錢江衍派

Time Splits in the River

王又平,李佳泓,黃奕捷,廖烜榛WANG Yu-ping,LEE Chia-hung,HUANG I-chieh,LIAO Xuan-zhen

Four directors invited their fathers to star in a film adapted from the life story of White Terror era writer SHIH Ming-cheng. The fathers are asked to take on the roles of dissidents in the 1980s. They began with acting and imitating the dissidents of their own imagination, but as the plot advances they became entangled in their own past, and the film captured the reflection and introspection of their lives.

P
 
赤子

赤子

My New Born Baby

莊靈CHUANG Ling

This calm, family-centered film documents the first 18 months of the life of the director’s eldest daughter. The film follows the young baby’s faltering footsteps, as she takes account of the wide world through her tiny body, and preserves the cherished moments of the family.

G
 
延

Life Continued

莊靈CHUANG Ling

A pregnant woman awakes at the start of a day. The camera invites the viewers along with a placid, light-feeling view, as she goes about her day, taking into view unhurried pedestrians, tricycles, a traditional market place, and a plain city still unencumbered by high rise buildings.

G
 
台北之晨

台北之晨

A Morning in Taipei

白景瑞PAI Ching-jui

This is an early work by the director, who had just returned from Italy. As dawn gradually breaks, we see the neon lights of the city being swallowed by the morning light. The lens traverses through parks, churches, markets, factories, and finally follows the morning paper into the breakfast hours of a small white-collar family.

G
 
今日開幕

今日開幕

Today

韓湘寧HAN Hsiang-ning

On the sandy shore at Yehliu, a headless human figure is beached and beaten by the waves. As the figure rolls along the sand, it takes on a variety of sculpture-like poses in the endless space where sea and sky seem to join as one. The human-like figure flickers in and out of view between the waves, until her arms stretch out from the vast emptiness and are cleansed.

World PremiereG
 
跑

Run

韓湘寧HAN Hsiang-ning

On a morning in 1966, as requested by the director, artist XI De-jin ran around the Renai Road Roundabout, while an 8mm camera tagged along. The runner, wearing a striped outfit, keeps striding forward to some unknown finish line, his eyes looking around from time to time; suddenly, a crowd of motorcycles appears and engulfs him.

G
 
現代詩展/1966

現代詩展/1966

Modern Poetry Exhibition/1966

張照堂CHANG Chao-tang

Artists contributing to the 1966 Modern Poetry Exhibition included HUANG Hua-cheng, LONG Sih-liang, HUANG Yong-song, and CHANG Chao-tang; each artist chose their favorite modern poems and transformed them into imagery. This film is a time capsule capturing some of the exhibits, as well as the young artists.

World PremiereG
 
過節

過節

Getting Ready for the Festival

龍思良LONG Sih-liang

In these freckled, disjointed montages of everyday life, we see a faint hint of an upcoming festival as the theatre troupe sound its drums; the children either sit and gaze, or clamber to see the lead actress. This 8mm roll of film was found after LONG Sih-liang passed away in 2012 and is now shown for the first time in 51 years.

G
 
屋簷下的旱季

屋簷下的旱季

Dry Season in My House

韋加斯.邦努德加Wregas BHANUTEJA

Dancing in the rain. A woman surprises a man with a sensual dance in the wrong season. She made the rain, but the dancing comes by itself. An independent dance by a very independent woman. The dancing is not like the Indonesian tradition, but who else but an Indonesian woman can dance like that?

R
 
花園

花園

Hortus

艾德溫Edwin

A special view on sexuality and the colonial gaze. The film consists of two sets of images that were shot on 16mm and will also be projected on 16mm film. New sexually explicit images (say porn) are confronted with old archive images from Indonesia made in the colonial times.

R
 
瞎豬想要飛

瞎豬想要飛

Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly

艾德溫Edwin

A movie that is rich in cinematic innovations and full of absurd humour as well as serious content that it became legendary among the new generation of Southeast Asian filmmakers. Unlike most Southeast Asian films it was not shot digitally but on 35mm film and it will also be shown on celluloid here. The theme of the film is the oppression of people with a Chinese background in Indonesia.

R
 
電影剪查

電影剪查

Cuts

柴魯恩.尼薩Chairun NISSA

An inventive documentary that penetrates deeply into the censorship system of the Indonesian government. The young filmmaker got help from the still young, but experienced filmmaker Edwin. Edwin never submitted his first film Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly since it was pointless, but for this documentary he did so it could show how the system works. A long process followed, which was revealed in detail.

PG-15
 
 

華山A2廳

No One is Illegal

10:00am - 11:40am

P

Trespassed

10:00am - 11:40am

P

AKU

10:00am - 11:40am

P

Open Verdict (Quattro Hong Kong 2)

10:00am - 11:40am

P

As I Lay Dying

10:00am - 11:40am

P

Expressionism

12:40am - 2:10pm

P

One World One Dream

3:10pm - 4:35pm

G

Taiwan Province of China

3:10pm - 4:35pm

G

Firefly

3:10pm - 4:35pm

G

32 Km - 60 Years

3:10pm - 4:35pm

G

Lost in the Fumes

6:00pm - 7:40pm

P

The Purple Kingdom

8:40pm - 10:20pm

P

Prelude to the General

8:40pm - 10:20pm

P

The Return

8:40pm - 10:20pm

P

No'I

8:40pm - 10:20pm

P

Old Thoughts in Tattered Paper

8:40pm - 10:20pm

P

Recurrencia

8:40pm - 10:20pm

P

Coconut

8:40pm - 10:20pm

P

Orphan

8:40pm - 10:20pm

P

無人非法

無人非法

No One is Illegal

何宇恆HO Yuhang

Bendera, an Indonesian nationalist group, is angry with Malaysia. The leader has asked to declare war on Malaysia. This can happen for real in Indonesia (or Malaysia) that somebody says we should go at war with the other country. The filmmaker took it seriously (or does he?) and goes to talk with a war monger.

P
 
門

Trespassed

何宇恆HO Yuhang

After her father goes missing during a hunting trip, a perfectly healthy young girl begins to have epileptic fits as if she's possessed. Her mother can't find any medical help to cure her. The girl appears in her mother's dream and reveals a possible solution to her suffering.

P
 
我

AKU

何宇恆HO Yuhang

Short film inspired by a painting by the Malaysian painter/poet Latiff Mohidin. The painting shows the Indonesian poet Chairil Anwar. This is a story about a man who shows up in a vast field in the middle of nowhere, not knowing why he is here. He encounters a stranger who helps him recall his existence.  

P
 
香港四重奏 II 之天機洩

香港四重奏 II 之天機洩

Open Verdict (Quattro Hong Kong 2)

何宇恆HO Yuhang

An absurd and funny little genre film about two Malaysian agents who have come to Hong Kong to assist the local anti-smuggling police. They have been tipped about a Malaysian who will be in Hong Kong for big business. They believe that he will haul the goods with him. And nobody knows exactly when he will show up.  

P
 
彌留之際

彌留之際

As I Lay Dying

何宇恆HO Yuhang

A boy comes home one afternoon rain-soaked. He has fever later in the day and thinks he is going to die. There is not much story or dialogue. The very strong black and white images have to tell it all and they do. They do indeed.

P
 
表現主義

表現主義

Expressionism

徐若濤XU Ruotao

I have been documenting artist HUA Yong for three years from time to time. The filming was always accompanied by accidents and changes. Since his histrionic personality disorder made him the best storyteller, I found a guy who, like HUA Yong, is tall and big, speaks with a Northeastern accent and paints expressionist paintings; I wanted to lock them up in a shack to perform the ‘Stanford prison experiment’.

Int'l PremiereP
 
一中

一中

One World One Dream

鍾權CHUNG Chuan

People say what happened in dreams is opposite to that in reality; however, sometimes, reality is like a dream, as well as a mirror image: although it can present a reversed reflection, it cannot reverse time. Like an island where its time and space are stagnating, a current moment may seem familiar in dreams.

World PremiereG
 
不曾消失的台灣省

不曾消失的台灣省

Taiwan Province of China

傅榆FU Yue

As someone who grew up in a family that wasn’t originally from Taiwan, I didn’t identify with ‘Taiwan’ at first. With the term ‘Taiwan Province’ now consigned to the dustbin of history, in this short film I aim to comb through my own past from the vantage point of one’s ‘province of origin’.

World PremiereG
 
螢火

螢火

Firefly

廖克發LAU Kek-huat

A story about ethnic Chinese Malaysians in the late 18th and early 19th centuries: as they traverse the lands in the South China Sea, they become like fireflies quivering upon the dark waters.

World PremiereG
 
32公里~六十年

32公里~六十年

32 Km - 60 Years

陳潔瑤Laha MEBOW

After being abandoned for nearly seven decades, the old tribal village is difficult to reach with almost no roads leading to it. The only guide on our journey in search of our roots is Wilang, who drags his octogenarian body up the mountain. As we follow Wilang’s footsteps, we travel a tunnel back in time...

World PremiereG
 

地厚天高

Lost in the Fumes

林子穎Nora Tze Wing LAM

Edward LEUNG was an average student before he unexpectedly finds himself at the focal point of two Legislative Council elections. Despite winning over 60,000 votes in the by-election, his ticket to LegCo is forfeited when the regime imposes extra measures in the nomination process. On the other hand, Edward finds his free days numbered as he faces rioting charges for taking part in the Mong Kok Protest.

Asian PremiereP
 
紫色王國

紫色王國

The Purple Kingdom

萍帕卡.托維拉Pimpaka TOWIRA

Political films can also be very beautiful as it is proven here. A tribal woman of the suppressed Karen mountain people is looking for her disappeared husband. Clearly the authorities had a hand in that, but it feels like mysterious forces had a hand in that. A political fairy tale.

P
 
將軍的秘密:序曲

將軍的秘密:序曲

Prelude to the General

萍帕卡.托維拉Pimpaka TOWIRA

A very carefully-made and stylised short movie about carrying a secret. Careful in form, but also careful in its message. In a country like present-day Thailand, where the generals are all powerful, you can not be careful enough. An older and a younger woman meet in a mysterious place full of history.

P
 
重返

重返

The Return

萍帕卡.托維拉Pimpaka TOWIRA

This short movie that is maybe not a documentary is made by the filmmaker in memory of the extrajudicial killing of young Lahu activist Chaiyapoom PASAE. She knew the young Lahu boy through a workshop she gave some years before he was killed. A tribute to a young aspiring filmmaker and his Lahu language and culture.

P
 
所在

所在

No'I

亞琳.瑪格黑Aline MAGREZ

A young Belgium film student discovers the hidden miracles of Hanoi, Vietnam. Since she did not speak the language, the film is mainly about looking – very careful and intense looking, with a visual poetry as result. It shows the beauty of decay and survival in a small street that is in fact a railway.

P
 
蹂躪思緒

蹂躪思緒

Old Thoughts in Tattered Paper

米娜.克魯茲Mina CRUZ

A very personal and atmospheric film. The filmmaker plays a moody writer herself in images that are as moody. The writer is haunted and disturbed, but anyway writes a strong poem for a film that has dark images that are as strong. A movie by a woman with many talents. A loud inner voice.

World PremiereP
 

輪迴

Recurrencia

米娜.克魯茲Mina CRUZ

A dark experimental war movie though the war has been long gone. A woman lives and re-lives the memories day after day. Again and again her memories bring her back to the Manila Massacre by Japanese soldiers at the end of World War II. A sensual song about cruelty.

P
 
椰子

椰子

Coconut

阿諾查.蘇維查康彭Anocha SUWICHAKORNPONG

A short movie with two images that are shown parallel. Originally the film was made as an art installation, with one screen showing tourist footage from Myanmar and the other more documentary images from a Thai factory that makes coconut fibres. In the factory the hard work is done by Burmese immigrants.

Asian PremiereP
 
遺孤

遺孤

Orphan

安娜.伊莎貝拉.瑪圖緹娜Anna Isabelle MATUTINA

Orphan is a one-woman production and has in fact not really a cast unless you want to count children’s dolls and action figures as actors, which in fact are in this movie. It is a puppet movie but not of the sweet children’s story kind. It is a children’s movie, but of death and violence.

Int'l PremiereP
 
 

新光一廳

Lone Existance

10:10am - 11:30am

G

Interiors & Exteriors

10:10am - 10:20am

G

Sennan Asbestos Disaster

1:00pm - 4:35pm

P

On Rubiks' Road

6:20pm - 7:35pm

G

Hello Horse!

6:20pm - 7:35pm

G

Waterfall

6:20pm - 7:35pm

G

Theodore

8:20pm - 9:30pm

G

Dream Land

8:20pm - 9:30pm

G

Liu Pi-Chia (Digital Restoration)

10:50pm - 11:55pm

G

The Archer (Digital Restoration)

10:50pm - 11:55pm

G

Through the Years (Digital Restoration)

10:50pm - 11:55pm

G

The Mountain (Digital Restoration)

10:50pm - 11:55pm

G

獨自存在

Lone Existance

沙青SHA Qing

For years he has stayed behind closed doors, uttering nothing to anyone. In that long quietude, memories pay unexpected visits. Unfamiliar faces come before his eyes along with images from the past. The common shapes of others intertwine and reflect what he has been reluctant to face. This is an attempt by the filmmaker to reappraise his relationship to the world through external observation and self-reflection.

G
 

內與外

Interiors & Exteriors

阿舍克.穆斯塔法Ashique MOSTAFA

A one-take observational piece about the microcosm of Islamic practices and class segregation in Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka. Multiplicity within a Muslim community and the passage of people through one single frame documents this society’s interiors and exteriors.

Asian PremiereG
 
日本國VS泉南石綿村

日本國VS泉南石綿村

Sennan Asbestos Disaster

原一男KAZUO Hara

In 2006 former workers and the relatives of workers at asbestos factories in Osaka’s Sennan district file a lawsuit against the Japanese government seeking compensation for the damage done to their health by asbestos. Director HARA documents the court battle and its participants over an eight-year period, while the plaintiffs’ prolonged fight for justice takes a heavy physical toll on them...   Juror’s Film

P
 
盧比克斯之路

盧比克斯之路

On Rubiks' Road

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

Rubiks' road is a bicycle path connecting Riga and Jurmala. While we were filming pedestrians, joggers, cyclists, dogs, birds, trains, scooters and airplanes, the citizens of Latvia elected Alfreds RUBIKS, former Communist Party leader who strongly opposed the independence of Latvia, to the European Parliament.

G
 

哈囉!馬

Hello Horse!

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

The film is about how everything changes while remaining the same, or rather how everything remains the same by changing. It uses all the basic elements of film language – image, sound, light, movement (or non-movement), editing rhythm and pauses and all those things a man never thinks about walking along a country road.

G
 

瀑布

Waterfall

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

Waterfall and I, and – no, the other way around! This film is, of course, about nature – human nature. Or – what a human can do with the widest waterfall in Europe.

G
 
西爾多先生

西爾多先生

Theodore

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

Every day, 80-year-old Theodore sets off on his bicycle on a 7-km journey to a bus stop in a God-forsaken Latvian village. With ritual ceremony, here he opens a bottle of beer, sits down on a bench and shares his solitude with several other men. Only rarely do they utter some indeterminate comments about the weather or their health.

G
 

夢之地

Dream Land

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

There are places that we don’t want to know anything about. One such place is a dumpsite. It is a stinking desert of trash, but it’s also a desert that is teaming with life. The astounding profusion of insects, reptiles, birds and mammals imparts to it some strangely alluring dream-like quality.

G
 
劉必稼(數位修復版)

劉必稼(數位修復版)

Liu Pi-Chia (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

Featuring a middle-aged veteran living in Hualien County, the film is a realistic and powerful portrayal of his simple daily life. It is a film about ordinary people at an unordinary historical moment. The power of the film resides in its attempt to represent the subjects the way they are and to leave the task of interpretation to the viewers.

G
 
后羿(數位修復版)

后羿(數位修復版)

The Archer (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

This is a student exercise made when the director was studying for his MA at UCLA; all aspects including story, script, and character design were independently conceived. It features classic oriental imagery and a Western child narrating the Chinese legend ‘Houyi Shoots Down the Suns’ in English.

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年去年來(數位修復版)

年去年來(數位修復版)

Through the Years (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

It is said that when America began its westward territorial expansion, every mile of train track laid down cost the life of a Chinese migrant worker. Mixing fiction with documentary, the film shows trains racing past ramshackle forts and barren deserts as a waltz plays on, with the desolate scenery contrasting with the tourists’ smiling faces.

G
 
上山(數位修復版)

上山(數位修復版)

The Mountain (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

The director follows three art college students HUANG Yong-song, MOU Tun-fei, and HUANG Gui-rong as they enjoy an excursion into the mountains. As the song ‘California Dreamin’ plays, the three talk about their artistic ideals, how only KMT party members were eligible for scholarships, and their view on the Vietnam War.

G
 
 

新光二廳

Stranger in Paradise

10:30am - 11:45am

PG-12

Short Film About Life

12:50am - 2:30pm

P

Dawn

12:50am - 2:30pm

P

Adriana's Pact

3:40pm - 5:15pm

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West of the Jordan River

6:30pm - 7:55pm

P

Homogeneous, Empty Time

8:30pm - 10:15pm

PG-15

天堂異鄉人

Stranger in Paradise

希多.亨德里克斯Guido HENDRIKX

In a classroom newly arrived refugees learn a lesson about multi-faceted Europe. Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise reflects on the power relations between Europeans and refugees in a candid fashion.

PG-12
 
關於人生的短片

關於人生的短片

Short Film About Life

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

If ‘all the world’s a stage’, then the scenes recorded by an unmoving camera on an ordinary football field are its pure essence. Over the course of just two minutes, this cinematic miniature unfolds a story filled with concentration, hope, disappointment, friendship and the collegiality of sport. A football microcosm.

P
 

黎明公社

Dawn

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

The film heralds a morally confused world in the recent past – the Soviet era. It is based on a Soviet propaganda story about Young Pioneer Pavel MOROZOV, who denounced his father to STALIN’s secret police and was in turn killed by his own family. Who, in this Soviet fairy tale, is good, and who is evil?

P
 

親密正義

Adriana's Pact

莉賽特.歐洛茲可Lissette OROZCO

When I was a child I had an idol: my aunt Adriana. In 2007 she was detained and I found out she worked for DINA, the secret police of dictator PINOCHET. She fled the country while facing a judicial process for the murder of a communist leader. Now, many request her extradition and march against her. I’m willing to face the ultimate consequences to find out the truth.

G
 

戰地再訪:約旦河以西

West of the Jordan River

阿莫斯.吉泰Amos GITAI

The film describes the efforts of citizens, Israelis and Palestinians, who are trying to overcome the consequences of occupation. It shows the human ties woven by the military, human rights activists, journalists, mourning mothers and even Jewish settlers.

P
 

空洞的時間

Homogeneous, Empty Time

敦斯卡.彭西迪佛拉高、哈瑞特.斯瑞豪Thunska PANSITTIVORAKUL, Harit SRIKHAO

One of the most actual, original and courageous documentaries in the programme. PANSITTIVORAKUL became notorious for making wildly homo-erotic experimental movies – and for a sharp viewer there are still traces there – but this movie might be his most mature and accessible one. In a visual way the movie explores the rise of nationalism and observes a variety of communities in Thailand. They are all there: soldiers and students and other boys.

PG-15
 
 

新北市府中15

Home, Sweet Home

10:00am - 11:55am

G

Seven Years: Journalism without Journalists

1:00pm - 3:05pm

PG-12

The Moon the Sun and the Musketeers

4:00pm - 4:25pm

P

Canine

4:00pm - 5:05pm

P

The Ugliest Car

7:00pm - 7:50pm

G

奈緒與家人的35年

Home, Sweet Home

伊勢真一ISE Shinichi

The director’s niece Nao suffers from epilepsy and is mentally retarded. When Nao was young, her doctor said that she would not be able to live long. This motivated the director to start filming Nao and her family in 1983. Now, Nao is 43, and everyone in her family has their own worries. Unprecedented in the history of documentary film, this is a 35-year record of a family.

Int'l PremiereG
 
七年:被出賣的新聞

七年:被出賣的新聞

Seven Years: Journalism without Journalists

金進赫KIM Jin-hyuk

A total of 20 journalists have been fired since 2008, the beginning of LEE Myung-bak’s presidential term. They fought against the companies that they worked for succumbing to power and are now frustrated at the reality where censorship of the press by authority has now become a norm. Can they continue their activities as journalists?   Asain Co-production Network

PG-12
 

月亮、太陽與劍客

The Moon the Sun and the Musketeers

萬海Vahagn KHACHATRYAN

On the border between Portugal and Spain lies a small town lost in time. At first glance there is nothing specific about Sendim. People have their daily routines. During daytime, time passes very slowly. But unlike other towns, the day is divided into two parts here. As the sun starts to set and darkness takes over, the world that does not exist anymore knocks on the door. The night here belongs to pagan Gods.

Asian PremiereP
 

鬪犬

Canine

艾沙.哈里.阿克巴Esa Hari AKBAR

A suburban Bandung family enjoys their pastime with Ngadu Bagong, a Sundanese traditional game where dogs are put to fight against boar. Ade Rohmat has been in the game for a long time as a hobby that he passes on to his teenage daughter Ilma Nurjanah. Ngadu Bagong brings emotion, prestige, and fortune to its enthusiasts.

P
 

醜車上路

The Ugliest Car

賈各許.佘帕尼亞克Grzegorz SZCZEPANIAK

The youngest protagonist of the film is Wartburg, an automobile over 50 years of age. The car is still on the road, driven by Bogdan, who is inside it with his mother Kazimiera. This road movie which takes place between the concentration camp of Majdanek, Poland and a former Nazi labour factory in Germany is a journey into the past, retracing memories from the war. It is also a portrayal of a unique relationship.

Asian PremiereG
 
 

05/11

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華山A1廳

Liu Pi-Chia (Digital Restoration)

11:00am - 12:05am

G

The Mountain (Digital Restoration)

11:00am - 12:05am

G

Through the Years (Digital Restoration)

11:00am - 12:05am

G

The Archer (Digital Restoration)

11:00am - 12:05am

G

The Day 3

12:40am - 2:10pm

P

Trespassed

3:20pm - 5:00pm

P

AKU

3:20pm - 5:00pm

P

Open Verdict (Quattro Hong Kong 2)

3:20pm - 5:00pm

P

As I Lay Dying

3:20pm - 5:00pm

P

No One is Illegal

3:20pm - 5:00pm

P

The Linen

6:20pm - 7:40pm

P

The Ferry

6:20pm - 7:40pm

P

The Mail

6:20pm - 7:40pm

P

Water

6:20pm - 7:40pm

P

Silence

6:20pm - 7:40pm

P

Written on the Sky

9:00pm - 10:10pm

G

Silent Steps

9:00pm - 10:10pm

G

A Talk with Yin-shang Liu

9:00pm - 10:10pm

G

劉必稼(數位修復版)

劉必稼(數位修復版)

Liu Pi-Chia (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

Featuring a middle-aged veteran living in Hualien County, the film is a realistic and powerful portrayal of his simple daily life. It is a film about ordinary people at an unordinary historical moment. The power of the film resides in its attempt to represent the subjects the way they are and to leave the task of interpretation to the viewers.

G
 
上山(數位修復版)

上山(數位修復版)

The Mountain (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

The director follows three art college students HUANG Yong-song, MOU Tun-fei, and HUANG Gui-rong as they enjoy an excursion into the mountains. As the song ‘California Dreamin’ plays, the three talk about their artistic ideals, how only KMT party members were eligible for scholarships, and their view on the Vietnam War.

G
 
年去年來(數位修復版)

年去年來(數位修復版)

Through the Years (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

It is said that when America began its westward territorial expansion, every mile of train track laid down cost the life of a Chinese migrant worker. Mixing fiction with documentary, the film shows trains racing past ramshackle forts and barren deserts as a waltz plays on, with the desolate scenery contrasting with the tourists’ smiling faces.

G
 
后羿(數位修復版)

后羿(數位修復版)

The Archer (Digital Restoration)

陳耀圻Richard Yao-chi CHEN

This is a student exercise made when the director was studying for his MA at UCLA; all aspects including story, script, and character design were independently conceived. It features classic oriental imagery and a Western child narrating the Chinese legend ‘Houyi Shoots Down the Suns’ in English.

G
 
生活而已3

生活而已3

The Day 3

魏曉波WEI Xiaobo

Since 2010 WEI Xiaobo has been documenting his and his girlfriend’s lives and produced a series of films titled ‘The Days’. This film focuses on the happenings between 2013 and 2017, when the two get married and encounter some new problems.

Int'l PremiereP
 
門

Trespassed

何宇恆HO Yuhang

After her father goes missing during a hunting trip, a perfectly healthy young girl begins to have epileptic fits as if she's possessed. Her mother can't find any medical help to cure her. The girl appears in her mother's dream and reveals a possible solution to her suffering.

P
 
我

AKU

何宇恆HO Yuhang

Short film inspired by a painting by the Malaysian painter/poet Latiff Mohidin. The painting shows the Indonesian poet Chairil Anwar. This is a story about a man who shows up in a vast field in the middle of nowhere, not knowing why he is here. He encounters a stranger who helps him recall his existence.  

P
 
香港四重奏 II 之天機洩

香港四重奏 II 之天機洩

Open Verdict (Quattro Hong Kong 2)

何宇恆HO Yuhang

An absurd and funny little genre film about two Malaysian agents who have come to Hong Kong to assist the local anti-smuggling police. They have been tipped about a Malaysian who will be in Hong Kong for big business. They believe that he will haul the goods with him. And nobody knows exactly when he will show up.  

P
 
彌留之際

彌留之際

As I Lay Dying

何宇恆HO Yuhang

A boy comes home one afternoon rain-soaked. He has fever later in the day and thinks he is going to die. There is not much story or dialogue. The very strong black and white images have to tell it all and they do. They do indeed.

P
 
無人非法

無人非法

No One is Illegal

何宇恆HO Yuhang

Bendera, an Indonesian nationalist group, is angry with Malaysia. The leader has asked to declare war on Malaysia. This can happen for real in Indonesia (or Malaysia) that somebody says we should go at war with the other country. The filmmaker took it seriously (or does he?) and goes to talk with a war monger.

P
 
麻布日記

麻布日記

The Linen

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

Every day a truck driver delivers clean linen to a children’s hospital. He divides them up among the wards, where small dramas of life and death are played out.

P
 
渡船

渡船

The Ferry

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

A ferry used to travel daily between Piedruja and Druya, no matter the weather or water conditions. Transporting people from one shore to another, it connected two parts of one community. Now there is a border between two independent states. What happens when the ferry no longer crosses the water?

P
 
郵遞

郵遞

The Mail

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

Morning starts with the mail. That’s customary. Let’s have a look at habitual things, habitual movements, and habitual life.

P
 
水

Water

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

Maria decides to go for a swim in the pool even though it looks deserted and she’s warned that the water is cold. When she gets into the pool she is faced with not only the frigid water, but also with her other feelings, like fear.

P
 
靜

Silence

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

There should be silence in a museum. And someone should see to it that the silence is there. It’s the logical order of things. However, it might seem weird to somebody.

P
 
太陽雨

太陽雨

Written on the Sky

姜秀瓊CHIANG Hsiu-chiung

In 1995 when Taiwan reached the pinnacle of economic prosperity and the flowers of art blossomed everywhere, we just had our wings fully grown and were ready to fly, yet he passed away at the young age of 26. His death left a scar in our lives and rang a bell of alarm. As we reflect upon his youthful smile and tribulations of love, we find that even after more than 20 years, the stroke of the bell still reverberates among us.

World PremiereG
 
默默行

默默行

Silent Steps

林婉玉Jessica Wan-yu LIN

Ah-zhong is a non-upright walker, a theatre worker and a man of action. Walking forms the basis for his bodily training and is also one of his methods of expression. Through prolonged and repeated walks, interspersed with cigarette breaks, he enters into another world by imagining ‘Who am I?’, and with it comes the strength for living.

World PremiereG
 
與引商阿姨對話

與引商阿姨對話

A Talk with Yin-shang Liu

溫知儀WEN Chih-yi

LIU and WEN share a collaborative relationship in film, and also a close friendship despite their age difference. In this visit by WEN, we enter LIU’s life and reflect on her five-decade career in acting. Regardless of glamour or monotony, a steadfast mindset always prevails.

World PremiereG
 
 

華山A2廳

Hooly Bible II

10:00am - 11:30am

P

Snow Crazy

12:00am - 1:40pm

P

Papa Gena

12:00am - 1:40pm

P

The Chimney

12:00am - 1:40pm

P

Prelude to the General

3:00pm - 4:40pm

P

The Return

3:00pm - 4:40pm

P

No'I

3:00pm - 4:40pm

P

Old Thoughts in Tattered Paper

3:00pm - 4:40pm

P

Recurrencia

3:00pm - 4:40pm

P

Coconut

3:00pm - 4:40pm

P

Orphan

3:00pm - 4:40pm

P

The Purple Kingdom

3:00pm - 4:40pm

P

Heaven for Insanity

3:00pm - 3:35pm

PG-15

Scissors and the Cat

6:30pm - 7:35pm

P

The Last Documentary Fossil

6:30pm - 7:35pm

P

The Elephant Dancer

6:30pm - 7:35pm

P

Cuts

9:10pm - 10:20pm

PG-15

神經二

Hooly Bible II

李紅旗LI Hongqi

In this documentary, there are no political conflicts, no shocking or fantastic stories or characters. It is only a record of parts of some people’s daily life.

P
 

瘋雪

Snow Crazy

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

There is a popular Latvian folk song which begins with ‘I was singing out high on a mountain’. The irony of it is that according to physical geography there are no mountains in Latvia. So what exactly is the place where the Latvians are ‘singing out’? It may be safely said that it’s the same place where they are skiing.

P
 
帕帕基娜

帕帕基娜

Papa Gena

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

The city is as it is. There needs to be a serious reason in order to ask an urban person to stop and be calm in front of the camera for a moment. This time MOZART serves as the reason.

P
 

煙囪

The Chimney

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

In a cluster of houses outside town, in the shadow of an old chimney, there live several light-haired girls. With her extreme sense for detail, the director captures the poetry of the everyday. The result is a fresh and humorous look at a world ruled by spontaneity, playfulness and the immediacy of children’s logic.

P
 
將軍的秘密:序曲

將軍的秘密:序曲

Prelude to the General

萍帕卡.托維拉Pimpaka TOWIRA

A very carefully-made and stylised short movie about carrying a secret. Careful in form, but also careful in its message. In a country like present-day Thailand, where the generals are all powerful, you can not be careful enough. An older and a younger woman meet in a mysterious place full of history.

P
 
重返

重返

The Return

萍帕卡.托維拉Pimpaka TOWIRA

This short movie that is maybe not a documentary is made by the filmmaker in memory of the extrajudicial killing of young Lahu activist Chaiyapoom PASAE. She knew the young Lahu boy through a workshop she gave some years before he was killed. A tribute to a young aspiring filmmaker and his Lahu language and culture.

P
 
所在

所在

No'I

亞琳.瑪格黑Aline MAGREZ

A young Belgium film student discovers the hidden miracles of Hanoi, Vietnam. Since she did not speak the language, the film is mainly about looking – very careful and intense looking, with a visual poetry as result. It shows the beauty of decay and survival in a small street that is in fact a railway.

P
 
蹂躪思緒

蹂躪思緒

Old Thoughts in Tattered Paper

米娜.克魯茲Mina CRUZ

A very personal and atmospheric film. The filmmaker plays a moody writer herself in images that are as moody. The writer is haunted and disturbed, but anyway writes a strong poem for a film that has dark images that are as strong. A movie by a woman with many talents. A loud inner voice.

World PremiereP
 

輪迴

Recurrencia

米娜.克魯茲Mina CRUZ

A dark experimental war movie though the war has been long gone. A woman lives and re-lives the memories day after day. Again and again her memories bring her back to the Manila Massacre by Japanese soldiers at the end of World War II. A sensual song about cruelty.

P
 
椰子

椰子

Coconut

阿諾查.蘇維查康彭Anocha SUWICHAKORNPONG

A short movie with two images that are shown parallel. Originally the film was made as an art installation, with one screen showing tourist footage from Myanmar and the other more documentary images from a Thai factory that makes coconut fibres. In the factory the hard work is done by Burmese immigrants.

Asian PremiereP
 
遺孤

遺孤

Orphan

安娜.伊莎貝拉.瑪圖緹娜Anna Isabelle MATUTINA

Orphan is a one-woman production and has in fact not really a cast unless you want to count children’s dolls and action figures as actors, which in fact are in this movie. It is a puppet movie but not of the sweet children’s story kind. It is a children’s movie, but of death and violence.

Int'l PremiereP
 
紫色王國

紫色王國

The Purple Kingdom

萍帕卡.托維拉Pimpaka TOWIRA

Political films can also be very beautiful as it is proven here. A tribal woman of the suppressed Karen mountain people is looking for her disappeared husband. Clearly the authorities had a hand in that, but it feels like mysterious forces had a hand in that. A political fairy tale.

P
 
瘋狂天堂

瘋狂天堂

Heaven for Insanity

德莉雅.索埃托莫Dria SOETOMO

Quite a shocking portrait of a mental institution in Jakarta, Indonesia. A madhouse that looks like a zoo or even an abattoir. A hard-to-imagine unpleasant place. The film follows one mad person, Watmo, from the moment he is taken from his house till the moment he is so-called cured.

PG-15
 
剪刀找貓

剪刀找貓

Scissors and the Cat

侯季然HOU Chi-jan

The cat has disappeared in a night of torrential rain; they say if you point a pair of scissors to your doorstep and silently call the cat’s name, a mysterious force will lead your cat back. Half a world away, I silently call my cat’s name, and my memories take me across the waters of the underworld, as things I have lost in the past now stand before my eyes. As the scissors slice time open, can the cat find its way home?

World PremiereP
 
最後的影像化石

最後的影像化石

The Last Documentary Fossil

林泰州,吳端盛LIN Tay-jou,WU Duan-sheng

In 2118 an alien named X surveys the Earth in his flying saucer. In this wasteland, where humans have long become extinct due to heavy pollution, he finds a bunch of rotting ‘image fossils’ (old, discarded films). X is puzzled by these images: Why are they building a machine that belches smoke? Why are there ribbon-cutting ceremonies? This is a sci-fi film in an alternate style.

World PremiereP
 
大象會跳舞

大象會跳舞

The Elephant Dancer

黃庭輔HUANG Ting-fu

Everyone has childhood memories of a zoo. The 1950s were a paradise with monkeys riding bicycles and lions jumping through rings of fire. Animals of today are placed in an artificial, ‘virtual’ natural environment, and are subjugated as ‘humanised’ animals. They lose their natural habits and become physically and mentally warped. As we see elephants dancing, does this signify happiness, anxiety, or a bottomless pit?

World PremiereP
 
電影剪查

電影剪查

Cuts

柴魯恩.尼薩Chairun NISSA

An inventive documentary that penetrates deeply into the censorship system of the Indonesian government. The young filmmaker got help from the still young, but experienced filmmaker Edwin. Edwin never submitted his first film Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly since it was pointless, but for this documentary he did so it could show how the system works. A long process followed, which was revealed in detail.

PG-15
 
 

新光一廳

Spell Reel

10:00am - 11:35am

G

Masked Monkey - the Evolution of Darwin's Theory

12:10am - 2:00pm

G

All is Forgiven for We Have Been Happy

3:20pm - 4:50pm

G

I Didn't Dare to Tell You

5:20pm - 6:40pm

P

A Cambodian Spring

7:20pm - 9:25pm

P

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

10:00pm - 11:30pm

P

歷史拼本

Spell Reel

菲莉帕.希薩Filipa CÉSAR

In 2011 an audio-visual material re-emerged in Bissau. Filipa CÉSAR imagines a journey where the fragile matter from the past operates as a visionary prism of shrapnel to look through. Digitised in Berlin, screened and live commented, the archive convokes debates, storytelling, and forecasts. The silent reels are now the place from where people search for antidotes for a world in crisis.

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演猴論

演猴論

Masked Monkey - the Evolution of Darwin's Theory

伊斯麥.法米.盧比思Ismail Fahmi LUBIS

Masked Monkey opens as a classic, romantic nature film, but this quickly changes when a monkey playing in the wild is captured and the scene shifts to hectic Jakarta. Street artists use monkeys in the most incredible shows. The film follows the people and animals involved in these shows and gives a disconcerting picture of a metropolis where many people live in appalling conditions. A critical, but also entertaining film.

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曾經快樂,所以原諒

All is Forgiven for We Have Been Happy

凱蒂雅.安格兒,保羅.奧古斯塔Katia ENGEL,Paul AGUSTA

A very personal movie about the father of Paul AGUSTA, one of the two filmmakers. AGUSTA was the youngest son of writer and political activist Leon AGUSTA, who died a few years ago. He married an American woman, which was not very common at that time. The filmmakers follow the traces of the poet and politician who had a quite tormented life. It’s a film about love and understanding.

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不敢跟你講

不敢跟你講

I Didn't Dare to Tell You

牟敦芾MOU Tun-fei

A student secretly works a night job to pay off his father’s gambling debts, and as a result constantly dozes off during classes in the day. When the teacher investigates, a series of family disputes ensues. This is MOU’s first film after graduating from Taiwan Art College. When it was first shown, it drew much criticism and debate.

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柬埔寨之春

A Cambodian Spring

克里斯.凱利Chris KELLY

A Cambodian Spring is an intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia. Shot over six years, the film charts the growing wave of land rights protests that led to the ‘Cambodian Spring’ and the tragic events that followed. This film is about the complexities and costs both political and personal, of fighting for what you believe in.

Asian PremiereP
 

你想過是誰開的槍嗎

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

崔維斯.威克爾森Travis WILKERSON

Alabama, 1946. S.E. BRANCH, the filmmaker’s great-grandfather, murdered Bill SPANN, a black man. The murder has become hidden family lore and when WILKERSON sets out to unravel the mystery, he encounters obstacle upon obstacle, destroyed records and everyone refusing to talk. He’s accused of bringing shame upon the family, shaking up old trouble nobody wants. The ghosts are real in Alabama.

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新光二廳

Ma'ohi Nui, in the Heart of the Ocean My Country Lies

11:00am - 12:55am

G

In the Stillness of Sounds

2:20pm - 3:55pm

G

Electro-Pythagoras: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett

4:20pm - 5:25pm

PG-12

The War that Never Was

4:20pm - 5:25pm

PG-12

Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

6:00pm - 8:05pm

P

Seven Years: Journalism without Journalists

9:30pm - 11:35pm

PG-12

在海中央,我的家鄉

Ma'ohi Nui, in the Heart of the Ocean My Country Lies

安妮克.海瑟林Annick GHIJZELINGS

French colonial history and 30 years of nuclear tests have filled Tahitian shantytowns with an alienated and tired people. Today the Ma'ohi people have forgotten their language, ignored their history and lost their connection to their land and to the world. The film shows the face of contemporary colonisation and the vital impetus of a people trying not to forget themselves and silently seeking the path of independence.

Asian PremiereG
 

聲響凝聚的所在

In the Stillness of Sounds

史德凡.蒙歇馬當、賽吉.史戴燁Stéphane MANCHEMATIN,Serge STEYER

Marc devotes the majority of his time to his passion of sound. This existential quest leads him to put down roots, and start his family, on the edge of a forest in the Vosges Mountains. As the sun sets, he hides his microphones in the undergrowth, starts recording, and recedes into nature. Back home in his basement studio, Marc listens to his recordings in search of the extra-ordinary.

Asian PremiereG
 
馬丁的哲學電音

馬丁的哲學電音

Electro-Pythagoras: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett

路克.弗勒Luke FOWLER

This film pays tribute to the work and musical ideas of Martin BARTLETT, a proudly gay Canadian composer who in the 1970s and 1980s pioneered the use of the ‘microcomputer’. He researched intimate relationships with technology, yet is hardly recognised in cultural life.

Asian PremierePG-12
 
非戰之戰

非戰之戰

The War that Never Was

張乾琦CHANG Chien-Chi

The director interviews his mother, born in 1938 in a poor region of Taiwan, about her life as a wife, a mother and a labourer. The questions juxtapose important family moments with historical events during the Cold War, presented as photos, film and sketches.  

PG-12
 

怒祭戰友魂

Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

原一男Kazuo HARA

OKUZAKI Kenzo served in the 36 Engineering Corps, which rather than surrender to the Australian troops at the end of the war, scattered into the New Guinea jungle. Out of more than a thousand soldiers, only 30 survived. Partly because of his dissatisfaction with Emperor Hirohito’s attitude, he decides to wage a crusade to force the Japanese emperor to personally accept responsibility for the Japanese war crimes.   Juror’s Film

P
 
七年:被出賣的新聞

七年:被出賣的新聞

Seven Years: Journalism without Journalists

金進赫KIM Jin-hyuk

A total of 20 journalists have been fired since 2008, the beginning of LEE Myung-bak’s presidential term. They fought against the companies that they worked for succumbing to power and are now frustrated at the reality where censorship of the press by authority has now become a norm. Can they continue their activities as journalists?   Asain Co-production Network

PG-12
 
 

新北市府中15

Turtle Rock

4:30pm - 6:15pm

G

Stranger in Paradise

7:20pm - 8:35pm

PG-12

團魚岩

Turtle Rock

蕭瀟XIAO Xiao

In a mountain village, 80-year-old grandma still labours hard for the family and prays everyday; her son does odd jobs in the woods and her grandson raises chickens. The piling mountains tightly bind them together and enfetter their fates, just as the giant ‘Turtle Rock’ at the gate of the village – it’s said that a turtle endeavoured to cultivate itself into the heavenly realm, but was struck by thunder and turned into a rock.

Asian PremiereG
 

天堂異鄉人

Stranger in Paradise

希多.亨德里克斯Guido HENDRIKX

In a classroom newly arrived refugees learn a lesson about multi-faceted Europe. Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise reflects on the power relations between Europeans and refugees in a candid fashion.

PG-12
 
 

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華山A1廳

Pale Blue

10:20am - 11:30am

P

At the Runway's Edge

12:00am - 1:35pm

P

Masked Monkey - the Evolution of Darwin's Theory

2:10pm - 4:00pm

G

The Monk

4:40pm - 6:15pm

G

Jiātíng Gōngchǎng

7:00pm - 7:40pm

G

Forests

7:00pm - 7:40pm

G

Waterland

7:00pm - 7:40pm

G

Burma Story Book

9:00pm - 10:25pm

P

被遺忘的藍

被遺忘的藍

Pale Blue

阿拉許.拉胡提Arash LAHOOTI

The film follows four veterans living in a psychiatric hospital in Tehran. Victims of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War, they have gone through 30 years of treatment and yearn to resume a normal life outside the sanatorium. However, reality and the forgetfulness of people, as well as the irreversible trauma, make them return to where they want to escape from.

Int'l PremiereP
 
跑道終點

跑道終點

At the Runway's Edge

牟敦芾MOU Tun-fei

Tong and Yong-sheng are inseparable playmates, but after Yong-sheng dies in an accident, Tong falls into a dark spiral. At the time, this film was banned due to its homosexual overtones and ideology, while some felt that certain segments drew comparison with CHEN Ying-zhen’s short story The Noodle Stall.

P
 
演猴論

演猴論

Masked Monkey - the Evolution of Darwin's Theory

伊斯麥.法米.盧比思Ismail Fahmi LUBIS

Masked Monkey opens as a classic, romantic nature film, but this quickly changes when a monkey playing in the wild is captured and the scene shifts to hectic Jakarta. Street artists use monkeys in the most incredible shows. The film follows the people and animals involved in these shows and gives a disconcerting picture of a metropolis where many people live in appalling conditions. A critical, but also entertaining film.

G
 
僧侶

僧侶

The Monk

帖莫奈The Maw Naing

Where to go? What to do? Simple but important questions for a country like Myanmar that has to find a new future. The film is not about the politics or economy, but it shows the situation of Myanmar by the way of a small story about a young monk in a remote village. The leader of the monastery saved him from street life as a kid, but now he is tempted to move to the big city.

G
 
家庭工廠

家庭工廠

Jiātíng Gōngchǎng

奈鳩・布朗Nigel BROWN

Jiātíng Gōngchǎng listens to the sounds of small-scale home factories found in the back alleys of Tainan City: the machinery, its operators and surroundings. Light industry rhythms merge with the domestic sound of changing neighbourhoods.

World PremiereG
 
山林

山林

Forests

澎葉生Yannick DAUBY

Cut down trees to build a shelter or an industry of timber. Lie on the forest floor to rest, to be born or to die. Enter the mountain like undergoing a sacred ritual or a conqueror opening a new road. Listen closely to the voices of animals living in the forests and to the words of people who are connected to the forests and mountains.

World PremiereG
 
水上樂園

水上樂園

Waterland

許雁婷HSU Yen-ting

The island is a giant water park. We eat food from the ocean; we gather and fall in love by the ocean. Our happiness sparkles by the ocean. But whose wonderland has it been? Whose wonderland will it be? Ocean is beautiful. Its sounds are beautiful. Each part of the ocean has its characters. This time we don’t have to say more about it. We only listen to the ocean and the sounds of people living with the ocean.

World PremiereG
 
緬甸詩人的故事書

緬甸詩人的故事書

Burma Story Book

佩特.洛姆,柯芮安.范. 艾赫拉特Petr LOM,Corinne VAN EGERAAT

A smart and beautiful documentary that tells about Myanmar in transition from an original perspective. According to the filmmakers Myanmar is a land of poets and they found the greatest of them, Maung Aung Pwint, willing to participate in the film. The famous poet spent many years in the prisons of the military regime and is still waiting for his son to come back out of exile. Visual poetry at its best.

P
 
 

華山A2廳

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

10:10am - 11:40am

P

Manila Scream

12:10am - 1:55pm

G

Yours Trolley

12:10am - 1:55pm

G

Green Rocking Chair

12:10am - 1:55pm

G

The Milky Way

2:30pm - 4:55pm

G

Routine

2:30pm - 4:55pm

G

T'ai Chi Ch'uan

2:30pm - 4:55pm

G

Experiment 002 (Extracted from Video Documentation of the Symposium of "Theatre Quarterly")

2:30pm - 4:55pm

G

The Prophet

2:30pm - 4:55pm

G

Plaster Gong

2:30pm - 4:55pm

G

32 Km - 60 Years

6:00pm - 7:25pm

G

Firefly

6:00pm - 7:25pm

G

Taiwan Province of China

6:00pm - 7:25pm

G

One World One Dream

6:00pm - 7:25pm

G

Year Without a Summer

9:00pm - 10:30pm

P

你想過是誰開的槍嗎

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

崔維斯.威克爾森Travis WILKERSON

Alabama, 1946. S.E. BRANCH, the filmmaker’s great-grandfather, murdered Bill SPANN, a black man. The murder has become hidden family lore and when WILKERSON sets out to unravel the mystery, he encounters obstacle upon obstacle, destroyed records and everyone refusing to talk. He’s accused of bringing shame upon the family, shaking up old trouble nobody wants. The ghosts are real in Alabama.

P
 

吶喊在馬尼拉

Manila Scream

羅克斯李、布雷爾.卡密洛、鮑柏.馬卡本塔Roxlee, Blair CAMILO, Bob MACABENTA

Scream as in the famous painting by Edvard MUNCH. Agony about modern times and hard city life in a monster town like Manila, Philippines. It is a live action film, but the background of the filmmaker as an animator and comic artist is clearly visible. A MUNCH-figure mask is all he needs to make manga out of Manila.

G
 

推車的人

Yours Trolley

羅克斯李、布雷爾.卡密洛、鮑柏.馬卡本塔Roxlee, Blair CAMILO, Bob MACABENTA

The trolley is a rail trolley; it moves by hand power over an old railway and is used as illegal transport by poor people in Manila. The trolley brings the film into contact with the trolley driver and his customers, and through that, it shows a cross-section of society, or better the poor part of society.

G
 

綠搖椅之夢

Green Rocking Chair

羅克斯李Roxlee

A mix between fiction and documentary with the filmmaker himself as its main protagonist. It seems like the filmmaker hero is looking for the use of an old pre-colonial kind of writing (Baybayin) in the Philippines, but soon it looks like a pretext to look for the absurd in present-day life in his country.  

G
 
銀河系

銀河系

The Milky Way

西西Xi Xi

Renowned writer Xi Xi served as editor for the ninth issue of Theater Quarterly. Having an elder brother who worked at a television news station, she had access to a large amount of discarded tape. Piecing these images and sounds of celebrities and even the Pope together, this collage work serves as a reworked document of the era.

G
 
全線

全線

Routine

羅卡LAW Kar

This film documents a short trip from Star Ferry’s taxi stand to the office of Chinese Student Weekly in Kowloon Tong. It shows the street scenes of Hong Kong in 1968 and the state of mind of a Hong Kong young man after the 1967 Riot.

G
 
太極拳

太極拳

T'ai Chi Ch'uan

戴文博Tom DAVENPORT

During the 1960s, Tom DAVENPORT was commissioned by National Geographic to film in Taiwan. This was his first documentary, in which he captured philosopher NAN Huai-chin practicing Tai-chi at Taiwan’s northeastern coast. Shot with a 16mm camera, the film features sound created by composer Tom JOHNSON.

G
 
實驗002(座談會側拍)

實驗002(座談會側拍)

Experiment 002 (Extracted from Video Documentation of the Symposium of "Theatre Quarterly")

黃華成HUANG Hua-cheng

In 1994 HUANG Hua-cheng showed his 8mm film Experiment 002 during a seminar titled ‘Theater Quarterly and Me’ at the Chinese Taipei Film Archive. This film is a recording of the seminar, documenting how the film was played and the seminar proceedings. HUANG passed away in 1996, and his earlier films have been lost.

G
 
先知

先知

The Prophet

蘇育賢SU Yu-hsien

Originally written by HUANG Hua-cheng, the script centres on the dialogue between a couple sitting in the audience of a play. When this piece was first shown in 1965, director Richard Yao-chi CHEN reworked it with the actors on stage. 51 years later, actors CHUANG Ling and LIU Ying-shang are invited back to the theatre to recreate the groundbreaking original.

G
 
石膏鑼

石膏鑼

Plaster Gong

蘇育賢SU Yu-hsien

Theater Quarterly leaped on stage in 1965 with a literal bang by breaking a fragile plaster gong and the performance of two absurdist theatre pieces, The Prophet and Waiting for Godot. This film interviews those involved in the performance and recreates the plaster gong while weaving in archival footage.

G
 
32公里~六十年

32公里~六十年

32 Km - 60 Years

陳潔瑤Laha MEBOW

After being abandoned for nearly seven decades, the old tribal village is difficult to reach with almost no roads leading to it. The only guide on our journey in search of our roots is Wilang, who drags his octogenarian body up the mountain. As we follow Wilang’s footsteps, we travel a tunnel back in time...

World PremiereG
 
螢火

螢火

Firefly

廖克發LAU Kek-huat

A story about ethnic Chinese Malaysians in the late 18th and early 19th centuries: as they traverse the lands in the South China Sea, they become like fireflies quivering upon the dark waters.

World PremiereG
 
不曾消失的台灣省

不曾消失的台灣省

Taiwan Province of China

傅榆FU Yue

As someone who grew up in a family that wasn’t originally from Taiwan, I didn’t identify with ‘Taiwan’ at first. With the term ‘Taiwan Province’ now consigned to the dustbin of history, in this short film I aim to comb through my own past from the vantage point of one’s ‘province of origin’.

World PremiereG
 
一中

一中

One World One Dream

鍾權CHUNG Chuan

People say what happened in dreams is opposite to that in reality; however, sometimes, reality is like a dream, as well as a mirror image: although it can present a reversed reflection, it cannot reverse time. Like an island where its time and space are stagnating, a current moment may seem familiar in dreams.

World PremiereG
 

無夏之年

Year Without a Summer

陳翠梅TAN Chui-Mui

A film that dares to confuse the viewer. It tells a growing-up story in the ‘wrong’ order: the man the young boy became comes first. Can the describing of the film’s opening be a spoiler for the ending? Anyway in the opening scene a man comes out of the sea under a dawning sky. A prologue or epilogue. It remains to be seen. It’s a kind of film that maybe already started before you see it and will go on after you leave.

P
 
 

新光一廳

On Rubiks' Road

10:40am - 11:55am

G

Waterfall

10:40am - 11:55am

G

Hello Horse!

10:40am - 11:55am

G

Dream Land

1:20pm - 2:30pm

G

Theodore

1:20pm - 2:30pm

G

El Mar la Mar

3:50pm - 5:25pm

P

Hengyoro

6:40pm - 8:05pm

PG-12

Leviathan

9:20pm - 10:50pm

P

盧比克斯之路

盧比克斯之路

On Rubiks' Road

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

Rubiks' road is a bicycle path connecting Riga and Jurmala. While we were filming pedestrians, joggers, cyclists, dogs, birds, trains, scooters and airplanes, the citizens of Latvia elected Alfreds RUBIKS, former Communist Party leader who strongly opposed the independence of Latvia, to the European Parliament.

G
 

瀑布

Waterfall

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

Waterfall and I, and – no, the other way around! This film is, of course, about nature – human nature. Or – what a human can do with the widest waterfall in Europe.

G
 

哈囉!馬

Hello Horse!

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

The film is about how everything changes while remaining the same, or rather how everything remains the same by changing. It uses all the basic elements of film language – image, sound, light, movement (or non-movement), editing rhythm and pauses and all those things a man never thinks about walking along a country road.

G
 

夢之地

Dream Land

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

There are places that we don’t want to know anything about. One such place is a dumpsite. It is a stinking desert of trash, but it’s also a desert that is teaming with life. The astounding profusion of insects, reptiles, birds and mammals imparts to it some strangely alluring dream-like quality.

G
 
西爾多先生

西爾多先生

Theodore

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

Every day, 80-year-old Theodore sets off on his bicycle on a 7-km journey to a bus stop in a God-forsaken Latvian village. With ritual ceremony, here he opens a bottle of beer, sits down on a bench and shares his solitude with several other men. Only rarely do they utter some indeterminate comments about the weather or their health.

G
 

荒漠沙海

El Mar la Mar

約書亞.波內塔,史杰鵬Joshua BONNETTA,J.P. SNIADECKI

The sun beats down mercilessly on all those who cross the Sonoran Desert between Mexico and the United States. The poorest of undocumented immigrants have no choice but to take this extremely dangerous route. El Mar la Mar weaves together sublime 16mm shots of nature, animals, people and the tracks they leave behind, creating a multi-faceted panorama of a highly politicised stretch of land.

P
 

變魚路

Hengyoro

高嶺剛TAKAMINE Go 

A complex Okinawan road movie that mixes fact and fiction to tell the story of two men who cannot forget the wartime memories of their childhood. New HD digital and 8mm film footage is interspersed with older 8mm material shot by director TAKAMINE in the 1970s, creating a rich film world for the story and flourishing into a radiant elegy of expressive gesture.

PG-12
 

莉維達.地海之詩

Leviathan

呂西安.卡斯坦因泰勒,維瑞娜.帕拉韋爾Lucien CASTAING-TAYLOR,Véréna PARAVEL

Filmed off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts – the US’s largest fishing port and MELVILLE’s inspiration for Moby Dick – Leviathan follows a large groundfish trawler into the surrounding murky waters on a weeks-long fishing expedition and present a vivid representation of the work, the sea, the machinery and the human and marine players. It is entirely dialogue-free, but mesmerising and gripping throughout.

P
 
 

新光二廳

Notes from Unknown Maladies

10:00am - 11:05am

P

Homogeneous, Empty Time

11:30am - 1:15pm

PG-15

Granny Project

2:30pm - 4:05pm

P

When You Awake

5:20pm - 5:45pm

PG-15

The Kodachrome Elegies

5:20pm - 5:45pm

PG-15

This Is the Way I Like II

5:20pm - 6:50pm

PG-15

Short Film About Life

7:40pm - 9:20pm

P

Dawn

7:40pm - 9:20pm

P

West of the Jordan River

10:30pm - 11:55pm

P

未明之疾的來信

Notes from Unknown Maladies

里瑞克.德拉克魯茲Liryc DELA CRUZ

The filmmaker went back to his hometown to make a touching portrait of his sick grandmother. 94-year-old Concepcion has been suffering from nervous breakdown for the past 50 years. She chooses to live alone and is haunted by random memories of the past: a memory of a nation and other life’s mysteries. Now, she faces a new period in her life as she slowly loses the capacity to remember.

World PremiereP
 

空洞的時間

Homogeneous, Empty Time

敦斯卡.彭西迪佛拉高、哈瑞特.斯瑞豪Thunska PANSITTIVORAKUL, Harit SRIKHAO

One of the most actual, original and courageous documentaries in the programme. PANSITTIVORAKUL became notorious for making wildly homo-erotic experimental movies – and for a sharp viewer there are still traces there – but this movie might be his most mature and accessible one. In a visual way the movie explores the rise of nationalism and observes a variety of communities in Thailand. They are all there: soldiers and students and other boys.

PG-15
 

借問阿嬤

Granny Project

巴林特.瑞斐斯Bálint RÉVÉSZ

Three grandsons embark with their grannies on an anarchic journey into the past - a complex road movie about intergenerational dialogue in Great Britain, Germany and Hungary. Granny Project is a coming of age story of three young men and a ‘coming out of age’ tale of their grandmothers, an experiment to form a language that the forthcoming generations could use to keep the 20th-century values alive.

Asian PremiereP
 

吾意識

When You Awake

傑.羅森布萊特Jay ROSENBLATT

An unscientific study of what happens when two people are hypnotised leading into an exhilarating journey into the unconscious mind – the repository for fears, desires, aggression, dreams – where all the images, sounds and music are from found footage.

PG-15
 

膠卷追想

The Kodachrome Elegies

傑.羅森布萊特Jay ROSENBLATT

Kodachrome was a film stock noted for its rich tones and vibrant colours. This short experimental documentary evokes the bygone era of Kodachrome’s pinnacle. While it is a paean to this lost film stock, the film suggests the end of an era and the loss of innocence.

PG-15
 

這是我喜歡的方式2

This Is the Way I Like II

伊格納西歐.阿奎洛Ignacio AGÜERO

In 1985 Ignacio AGÜERO made a short film in which he interrupted his fellow filmmakers at work to ask them about the sense of filmmaking under PINOCHET’s dictatorship. 30 years later, he revisits the concept and interrupts the shooting of those filming today to pose once more the question of the essence of cinema.

PG-15
 
關於人生的短片

關於人生的短片

Short Film About Life

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

If ‘all the world’s a stage’, then the scenes recorded by an unmoving camera on an ordinary football field are its pure essence. Over the course of just two minutes, this cinematic miniature unfolds a story filled with concentration, hope, disappointment, friendship and the collegiality of sport. A football microcosm.

P
 

黎明公社

Dawn

萊拉.巴卡尼娜Laila PAKALNINA

The film heralds a morally confused world in the recent past – the Soviet era. It is based on a Soviet propaganda story about Young Pioneer Pavel MOROZOV, who denounced his father to STALIN’s secret police and was in turn killed by his own family. Who, in this Soviet fairy tale, is good, and who is evil?

P
 

戰地再訪:約旦河以西

West of the Jordan River

阿莫斯.吉泰Amos GITAI

The film describes the efforts of citizens, Israelis and Palestinians, who are trying to overcome the consequences of occupation. It shows the human ties woven by the military, human rights activists, journalists, mourning mothers and even Jewish settlers.

P
 
 

新北市府中15

Moment Within Time

11:30am - 12:35am

P

In Trance We Gaze

11:30am - 12:35am

P

The Horrible Thirty: Me, My Father and Richard the Tiger

11:30am - 12:35am

P

Waterland

2:00pm - 2:40pm

G

Jiātíng Gōngchǎng

2:00pm - 2:40pm

G

Forests

2:00pm - 2:40pm

G

The Fall of Icarus: Narita Stories

3:10pm - 5:30pm

P

Spectrum of Nostalgia

6:00pm - 6:25pm

P

Funeral Video

6:00pm - 6:20pm

P

Return

6:00pm - 6:20pm

P

時光中

時光中

Moment Within Time

沈可尚SHEN Ko-shang

I rarely see or speak to my own father. Old images, which have an independent, fictional time, intimately occupy my and my father’s consciousness or memories. After nearly 30 years of this frozen relationship, I look forward to using film to document this ‘time’, which becomes a concrete and direct journey when it radiates through a world filled with real emotions.

World PremiereP
 
恍惚與凝視的練習

恍惚與凝視的練習

In Trance We Gaze

陳芯宜Singing CHEN

Under constant regimes of discipline and incorporation, rituals, faiths, bodies, and the position of man and god all trend towards uprootedness, where we lose our links to the land and to others. Time is dissected into ever more infinitesimal parts. Those who could not keep up now appear within the gaze of a stopped frame. Regardless of man or god, all destruction and rebirth meet at this point in search of a safe corner.

World PremiereP
 
虎父的妞妞未而立

虎父的妞妞未而立

The Horrible Thirty: Me, My Father and Richard the Tiger

鄒隆娜Rina B. TSOU

As she nears the age of 30, Rina still tries to find, with some difficulty, a path to becoming a film director. This year her father Richard, who she misses dearly, sends his favorite animal and Chinese zodiac sign, the tiger, to silently listen and follow his daughter through her unsteady sound of life. Through the medium of film, we distantly imagine what the world was like in the 1950s, when he himself was 30.

World PremiereP
 
水上樂園

水上樂園

Waterland

許雁婷HSU Yen-ting

The island is a giant water park. We eat food from the ocean; we gather and fall in love by the ocean. Our happiness sparkles by the ocean. But whose wonderland has it been? Whose wonderland will it be? Ocean is beautiful. Its sounds are beautiful. Each part of the ocean has its characters. This time we don’t have to say more about it. We only listen to the ocean and the sounds of people living with the ocean.

World PremiereG
 
家庭工廠

家庭工廠

Jiātíng Gōngchǎng

奈鳩・布朗Nigel BROWN

Jiātíng Gōngchǎng listens to the sounds of small-scale home factories found in the back alleys of Tainan City: the machinery, its operators and surroundings. Light industry rhythms merge with the domestic sound of changing neighbourhoods.

World PremiereG
 
山林

山林

Forests

澎葉生Yannick DAUBY

Cut down trees to build a shelter or an industry of timber. Lie on the forest floor to rest, to be born or to die. Enter the mountain like undergoing a sacred ritual or a conqueror opening a new road. Listen closely to the voices of animals living in the forests and to the words of people who are connected to the forests and mountains.

World PremiereG
 

三里塚:伊卡洛斯的殞落

The Fall of Icarus: Narita Stories

代島治彥DAISHIMA Haruhiko

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P
 

鄉愁/餘像

Spectrum of Nostalgia

陳顗竹CHEN Yi-chu

T. S. ELIOT: ‘What might have been is an abstraction remaining a perpetual possibility only in a world of speculation.’ About the past, my memories are fading and my past self is also vanishing. This film explores the relation between ‘I’ and its image, body, memory and death.

P
 

告別進行式

Funeral Video

吳文睿WU Wen-rui

My youngest granduncle is the photographer in my extended family. On every special occasion, we always see him moving about with a camera. Switching from analogue to digital compact cameras, he documents the happiness and sorrow, life and death of family members. One day he asked me to make a ‘retrospective film’ to be played at his funeral. I took on this assignment and began a journey with him.

P
 

回程列車

Return

黃邦銓HUANG Pang-chuan

Two journeys take place in two different periods. One is a return by rail, passing through two continents. The other is an old family photograph tracing wartime life. The rhythmic swaying of the train merges the past and the present and reveals a forgotten memory, which has been covered by dust for a long time.

P
 
 

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華山A1廳

Small Talk

10:00am - 11:30am

G

Lone Existance

12:00am - 1:20pm

G

Canine

2:00pm - 3:05pm

P

Return

2:00pm - 2:20pm

P

Absent without Leave

4:00pm - 5:30pm

G

Tarling Is Darling

6:00pm - 7:55pm

PG-12

El Mar la Mar

8:30pm - 9:35pm

P

日常對話

Small Talk

黃惠偵HUGAN Hui-chen

We live in the same space, my mother and I. But we are like strangers under one roof. Our only exchanges are the meals she cooks and leaves for me on our dining table. No hellos, no goodbyes, and no ‘I love you’. Silence permeates our house as I watch her, knowing that beneath the deafening silence lies a secret that weighs heavily on her, keeping her from speaking. But am I ready to hear what she has to say?

G
 

獨自存在

Lone Existance

沙青SHA Qing

For years he has stayed behind closed doors, uttering nothing to anyone. In that long quietude, memories pay unexpected visits. Unfamiliar faces come before his eyes along with images from the past. The common shapes of others intertwine and reflect what he has been reluctant to face. This is an attempt by the filmmaker to reappraise his relationship to the world through external observation and self-reflection.

G
 

鬪犬

Canine

艾沙.哈里.阿克巴Esa Hari AKBAR

A suburban Bandung family enjoys their pastime with Ngadu Bagong, a Sundanese traditional game where dogs are put to fight against boar. Ade Rohmat has been in the game for a long time as a hobby that he passes on to his teenage daughter Ilma Nurjanah. Ngadu Bagong brings emotion, prestige, and fortune to its enthusiasts.

P
 

回程列車

Return

黃邦銓HUANG Pang-chuan

Two journeys take place in two different periods. One is a return by rail, passing through two continents. The other is an old family photograph tracing wartime life. The rhythmic swaying of the train merges the past and the present and reveals a forgotten memory, which has been covered by dust for a long time.

P
 

不即不離

Absent without Leave

廖克發LAU Kek-huat

This story begins with a man’s portrait hanging in my family home in Malaysia. The identity of this man has always been a taboo, until one day I discovered it was my grandfather, whose identity was hidden from me because he was a member of the Malaysian Communist Party. This film is a journey to discover the secret history of my country through the eyes of my grandfather.

G
 

金曲達令

Tarling Is Darling

伊斯麥.法米.盧比思Ismail Fahmi LUBIS

The traditional ‘tarling dangdut’ music of Indramayu, an area on the Java island, is famous for its erotic dances and skimpily-clad singers. Muslim leaders wanted to have it banned, but it still circulates in the society. Jaham, a tarling dangdut songwriter is faced with a challenge from clerics who want him to write Islamic tangling dangdut songs. With the help of an erotic singer, Jaham writes down his religious pieces.

PG-12
 

荒漠沙海

El Mar la Mar

約書亞.波內塔,史杰鵬Joshua BONNETTA,J.P. SNIADECKI

The sun beats down mercilessly on all those who cross the Sonoran Desert between Mexico and the United States. The poorest of undocumented immigrants have no choice but to take this extremely dangerous route. El Mar la Mar weaves together sublime 16mm shots of nature, animals, people and the tracks they leave behind, creating a multi-faceted panorama of a highly politicised stretch of land.

P
 
 

華山A2廳

Evolution of a Filipino Family

10:20am - 9:00pm

PG-12

一個菲律賓家庭的演化

一個菲律賓家庭的演化

Evolution of a Filipino Family

拉夫.迪亞茲Lav DIAZ

By now Lav DIAZ is one of the most famous Asian filmmakers around and his long films are legendary, but when this film was made Lav DIAZ was not really internationally known and also the idea of making a very long film was new to him. The film shows the birth of Lav DIAZ’s now famous style: very long takes in a very long film to tell a very social story that is very moving.

PG-12
 
 

新光一廳

Granny Project

10:00am - 11:35am

P

All that Passes by through a Window that Doesn't Open

12:10am - 1:20pm

G

Lost in the Fumes

1:50pm - 3:00pm

P

Baek-gu

4:00pm - 5:25pm

P

A Cambodian Spring

6:00pm - 8:05pm

P

Goodnight & Goodbye

8:40pm - 9:45pm

P

借問阿嬤

Granny Project

巴林特.瑞斐斯Bálint RÉVÉSZ

Three grandsons embark with their grannies on an anarchic journey into the past - a complex road movie about intergenerational dialogue in Great Britain, Germany and Hungary. Granny Project is a coming of age story of three young men and a ‘coming out of age’ tale of their grandmothers, an experiment to form a language that the forthcoming generations could use to keep the 20th-century values alive.

Asian PremiereP
 

未來的列車

All that Passes by through a Window that Doesn't Open

馬丁.迪奇科Martin DICICCO

Across the Caucasus, Azerbaijani men labour to build a new railroad promising to bring glory to a new generation, while across the closed borders in Armenia, a lonely stationmaster sits idle in an abandoned railroad depot. This film is a journey by rail where workers reflect upon opportunity and regret, floating through a Eurasian expanse striving to fill their days and dreams, as much as their pockets.  

Asian PremiereG
 

地厚天高

Lost in the Fumes

林子穎Nora Tze Wing LAM

Edward LEUNG was an average student before he unexpectedly finds himself at the focal point of two Legislative Council elections. Despite winning over 60,000 votes in the by-election, his ticket to LegCo is forfeited when the regime imposes extra measures in the nomination process. On the other hand, Edward finds his free days numbered as he faces rioting charges for taking part in the Mong Kok Protest.

Asian PremiereP
 

白狗

Baek-gu

金寶藍KIM Boram

An old dog lives in an empty lot in a quiet district of Seoul. With a camera in her hands, the director approaches people and asks them what they know about the dog. Though they hardly seemed to care, locals and passers-by start sharing their own observations and memories of the dog. Through the stories they tell, certain clues to their lives are also revealed.

P
 

柬埔寨之春

A Cambodian Spring

克里斯.凱利Chris KELLY

A Cambodian Spring is an intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia. Shot over six years, the film charts the growing wave of land rights protests that led to the ‘Cambodian Spring’ and the tragic events that followed. This film is about the complexities and costs both political and personal, of fighting for what you believe in.

Asian PremiereP
 

Goodnight & Goodbye

Goodnight & Goodbye

吳耀東Adon WU

This is a journey in which the creator of this documentary tries to find the origin for his creation. While driving on the freeway to Puzi, Chiayi County, WU Yao-tung and Tom continue a conversation left unfinished two decades ago. The dialogue falters; clearly they live in two different worlds. After traversing this journey for 20 years, the dark spectre entangled within the depths of the mind is never driven away.

World PremiereP
 
 

新光二廳

Blue

10:40am - 11:55am

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The Age of Awakening

1:40pm - 3:10pm

G

In the Stillness of Sounds

4:50pm - 6:25pm

G

The War that Never Was

8:20pm - 9:25pm

PG-12

Electro-Pythagoras: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett

8:20pm - 9:25pm

PG-12

Blue

德瑞克.賈曼Derek JARMAN

Set against an unchanging blue screen that echoes the artist’s fading eyesight after being treated for AIDS, Derek JARMAN’s last film Blue has a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music that evokes powerful images of the mental, physical and emotional strain caused by his terminal illness.

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前進

前進

The Age of Awakening

柯金源KE Chin-yuan

This film re-examines major environmental movements and events in Taiwan from the 1980s to 2018, including the protest against LCY Chemical Corp in Hsinchu, anti-DuPont movement in Lukang, movement against the expansion of petrochemical industry, anti-nuclear and anti-air pollution protests. It is a compilation of over 30 years of documentary footage and interviews of those who took part in the protests.   TIDF Outstanding Contribution Award

World PremiereG
 

聲響凝聚的所在

In the Stillness of Sounds

史德凡.蒙歇馬當、賽吉.史戴燁Stéphane MANCHEMATIN,Serge STEYER

Marc devotes the majority of his time to his passion of sound. This existential quest leads him to put down roots, and start his family, on the edge of a forest in the Vosges Mountains. As the sun sets, he hides his microphones in the undergrowth, starts recording, and recedes into nature. Back home in his basement studio, Marc listens to his recordings in search of the extra-ordinary.

Asian PremiereG
 
非戰之戰

非戰之戰

The War that Never Was

張乾琦CHANG Chien-Chi

The director interviews his mother, born in 1938 in a poor region of Taiwan, about her life as a wife, a mother and a labourer. The questions juxtapose important family moments with historical events during the Cold War, presented as photos, film and sketches.  

PG-12
 
馬丁的哲學電音

馬丁的哲學電音

Electro-Pythagoras: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett

路克.弗勒Luke FOWLER

This film pays tribute to the work and musical ideas of Martin BARTLETT, a proudly gay Canadian composer who in the 1970s and 1980s pioneered the use of the ‘microcomputer’. He researched intimate relationships with technology, yet is hardly recognised in cultural life.

Asian PremierePG-12
 
 

新北市府中15

The Elephant Dancer

1:00pm - 2:05pm

P

The Last Documentary Fossil

1:00pm - 2:05pm

P

Scissors and the Cat

1:00pm - 2:05pm

P

A Talk with Yin-shang Liu

3:20pm - 4:30pm

G

Silent Steps

3:20pm - 4:30pm

G

Written on the Sky

3:20pm - 4:30pm

G

Bunohan: Return to Murder

6:00pm - 7:40pm

PG-15

大象會跳舞

大象會跳舞

The Elephant Dancer

黃庭輔HUANG Ting-fu

Everyone has childhood memories of a zoo. The 1950s were a paradise with monkeys riding bicycles and lions jumping through rings of fire. Animals of today are placed in an artificial, ‘virtual’ natural environment, and are subjugated as ‘humanised’ animals. They lose their natural habits and become physically and mentally warped. As we see elephants dancing, does this signify happiness, anxiety, or a bottomless pit?

World PremiereP
 
最後的影像化石

最後的影像化石

The Last Documentary Fossil

林泰州,吳端盛LIN Tay-jou,WU Duan-sheng

In 2118 an alien named X surveys the Earth in his flying saucer. In this wasteland, where humans have long become extinct due to heavy pollution, he finds a bunch of rotting ‘image fossils’ (old, discarded films). X is puzzled by these images: Why are they building a machine that belches smoke? Why are there ribbon-cutting ceremonies? This is a sci-fi film in an alternate style.

World PremiereP
 
剪刀找貓

剪刀找貓

Scissors and the Cat

侯季然HOU Chi-jan

The cat has disappeared in a night of torrential rain; they say if you point a pair of scissors to your doorstep and silently call the cat’s name, a mysterious force will lead your cat back. Half a world away, I silently call my cat’s name, and my memories take me across the waters of the underworld, as things I have lost in the past now stand before my eyes. As the scissors slice time open, can the cat find its way home?

World PremiereP
 
與引商阿姨對話

與引商阿姨對話

A Talk with Yin-shang Liu

溫知儀WEN Chih-yi

LIU and WEN share a collaborative relationship in film, and also a close friendship despite their age difference. In this visit by WEN, we enter LIU’s life and reflect on her five-decade career in acting. Regardless of glamour or monotony, a steadfast mindset always prevails.

World PremiereG
 
默默行

默默行

Silent Steps

林婉玉Jessica Wan-yu LIN

Ah-zhong is a non-upright walker, a theatre worker and a man of action. Walking forms the basis for his bodily training and is also one of his methods of expression. Through prolonged and repeated walks, interspersed with cigarette breaks, he enters into another world by imagining ‘Who am I?’, and with it comes the strength for living.

World PremiereG
 
太陽雨

太陽雨

Written on the Sky

姜秀瓊CHIANG Hsiu-chiung

In 1995 when Taiwan reached the pinnacle of economic prosperity and the flowers of art blossomed everywhere, we just had our wings fully grown and were ready to fly, yet he passed away at the young age of 26. His death left a scar in our lives and rang a bell of alarm. As we reflect upon his youthful smile and tribulations of love, we find that even after more than 20 years, the stroke of the bell still reverberates among us.

World PremiereG
 

野蠻的驕傲

Bunohan: Return to Murder

戴恩.薩伊德Dain SAID

A smart genre movie not just about violence and dirty money, but also about the inner struggle of a criminal family. A fight of brothers like in a classic theatre play. Greed is the force from the underworld in SAID’s intriguing confrontation between the old and new Malaysia. It consumes family bonds and untouched nature to build holiday resorts. Overwhelming location. Strong physical action. Malaysian cinema at its best.

PG-15
 
 

05/04

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The Silent Teacher 11:30 - 12:45 QA場
Black Bear Forest 14:00 - 16:10
What They Don't Talk about When They Talk about Love 17:10 - 18:55
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Stranger in the Mountains 20:00 - 22:20 QA場

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Small Talk 16:30 - 18:00 QA場
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The Mountain (Digital Restoration) 19:30 - 20:05 QA場
Modern Poetry Exhibition/1966 19:30 - 20:05 QA場
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05/05

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The Monk 10:50 - 12:25
Spectrum of Nostalgia 13:00 - 13:25 QA場
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Nature: All Rights Reserved 15:50 - 16:15 QA場
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Moment Within Time 15:20 - 16:25 QA場
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Emperor's Naked Army Marches On 10:00 - 12:05 QA場
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Silence 10:30 - 11:50
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re-touch (1) 12:20 - 13:20 QA場
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East Is Red 12:20 - 13:20 QA場
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華山A1廳

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Blood Amber 12:50 - 14:30 QA場
Spectrum of Nostalgia 15:40 - 16:05
Funeral Video 15:40 - 16:00 QA場
Return 15:40 - 16:00
Sound Hunting 19:30 - 21:10 QA場
The Danube Exodus 19:30 - 21:10

華山A2廳

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Condemned Practice Mode 11:00 - 12:35
Out of Position 13:50 - 14:55
Green TV's Inaugural Film 13:50 - 14:55
How Was History Wounded 13:50 - 14:55
FACE/TV 13:50 - 14:55
東/West 13:50 - 14:55
Flash 13:50 - 14:55
From Now On 15:30 - 16:55
Black Bear Forest 18:00 - 20:10 QA場
Wayfinding to the Sea 21:20 - 22:30 QA場

新光一廳

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Pushkar Myths 12:30 - 14:10 QA場
Tarling Is Darling 15:20 - 17:15 QA場
Lone Existance 18:30 - 19:50 QA場
Interiors & Exteriors 18:30 - 18:40 QA場
A Cambodian Spring 21:20 - 23:25 QA場

新光二廳

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Ma'ohi Nui, in the Heart of the Ocean My Country Lies 10:10 - 12:05 QA場
Nature: All Rights Reserved 13:20 - 13:45 QA場
All that Passes by through a Window that Doesn't Open 13:20 - 14:30 QA場
A Feeling Greater than Love 16:10 - 17:45
Pale Blue 19:00 - 20:10
The Kodachrome Elegies 21:30 - 21:55
When You Awake 21:30 - 21:55
This Is the Way I Like II 21:30 - 23:00

05/09

華山A1廳

Film NameTimeRemarkAdd to My Schedule
The Danube Exodus 10:00 - 11:40
Sound Hunting 10:00 - 11:40 QA場
My New Born Baby 15:00 - 16:10 QA場
Life Continued 15:00 - 16:10 QA場
Getting Ready for the Festival 15:00 - 16:10 QA場
Modern Poetry Exhibition/1966 15:00 - 16:10 QA場
Run 15:00 - 16:10 QA場
Today 15:00 - 16:10 QA場
A Morning in Taipei 15:00 - 16:10 QA場
Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly 18:30 - 20:00 QA場
Hortus 18:30 - 20:00 QA場
Dry Season in My House 18:30 - 20:00 QA場
Goodnight & Goodbye 21:10 - 22:15 QA場

華山A2廳

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Absent without Leave 10:10 - 11:40 QA場
City of Jade 12:40 - 14:20
Swimming on the Highway 15:30 - 16:20 QA場
The Moving Tent 17:30 - 19:30
Shang' Ajia 20:40 - 22:20 QA場

新光一廳

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Hotel Jugoslavija 10:00 - 11:20 QA場
El Mar la Mar 12:40 - 14:15 QA場
The Haunted 15:40 - 16:05
Baek-gu 15:40 - 17:05 QA場
The Moon the Sun and the Musketeers 18:50 - 19:15 QA場
Canine 18:50 - 19:55 QA場
Adriana's Pact 21:40 - 23:15 QA場

新光二廳

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A Cambodian Spring 11:10 - 13:15
The Ugliest Car 13:50 - 14:40
Transparent World 13:50 - 15:15 QA場
The Fall of Icarus: Narita Stories 17:20 - 19:40 QA場
Home, Sweet Home 21:00 - 22:55 QA場

05/10

華山A1廳

Film NameTimeRemarkAdd to My Schedule
Notes from Unknown Maladies 10:10 - 11:15
Time Splits in the River 11:40 - 13:10 QA場
My New Born Baby 15:40 - 16:50 QA場
Life Continued 15:40 - 16:50 QA場
A Morning in Taipei 15:40 - 16:50 QA場
Today 15:40 - 16:50 QA場
Run 15:40 - 16:50 QA場
Modern Poetry Exhibition/1966 15:40 - 16:50 QA場
Getting Ready for the Festival 15:40 - 16:50 QA場
Dry Season in My House 19:00 - 20:30
Hortus 19:00 - 20:30
Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly 19:00 - 20:30
Cuts 21:10 - 22:20

華山A2廳

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No One is Illegal 10:00 - 11:40 QA場
Trespassed 10:00 - 11:40 QA場
AKU 10:00 - 11:40 QA場
Open Verdict (Quattro Hong Kong 2) 10:00 - 11:40 QA場
As I Lay Dying 10:00 - 11:40 QA場
Expressionism 12:40 - 14:10
One World One Dream 15:10 - 16:35 QA場
Taiwan Province of China 15:10 - 16:35 QA場
Firefly 15:10 - 16:35 QA場
32 Km - 60 Years 15:10 - 16:35 QA場
Lost in the Fumes 18:00 - 19:40 QA場
The Purple Kingdom 20:40 - 22:20 QA場
Prelude to the General 20:40 - 22:20 QA場
The Return 20:40 - 22:20 QA場
No'I 20:40 - 22:20 QA場
Old Thoughts in Tattered Paper 20:40 - 22:20 QA場
Recurrencia 20:40 - 22:20 QA場
Coconut 20:40 - 22:20 QA場
Orphan 20:40 - 22:20 QA場

新光一廳

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Lone Existance 10:10 - 11:30 QA場
Interiors & Exteriors 10:10 - 10:20 QA場
Sennan Asbestos Disaster 13:00 - 16:35 QA場
On Rubiks' Road 18:20 - 19:35
Hello Horse! 18:20 - 19:35
Waterfall 18:20 - 19:35
Theodore 20:20 - 21:30 QA場
Dream Land 20:20 - 21:30 QA場
Liu Pi-Chia (Digital Restoration) 22:50 - 23:55
The Archer (Digital Restoration) 22:50 - 23:55
Through the Years (Digital Restoration) 22:50 - 23:55
The Mountain (Digital Restoration) 22:50 - 23:55

新光二廳

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Stranger in Paradise 10:30 - 11:45 QA場
Short Film About Life 12:50 - 14:30 QA場
Dawn 12:50 - 14:30 QA場
Adriana's Pact 15:40 - 17:15 QA場
West of the Jordan River 18:30 - 19:55
Homogeneous, Empty Time 20:30 - 22:15 QA場

新北市府中15

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Home, Sweet Home 10:00 - 11:55 QA場
Seven Years: Journalism without Journalists 13:00 - 15:05 QA場
The Moon the Sun and the Musketeers 16:00 - 16:25 QA場
Canine 16:00 - 17:05 QA場
The Ugliest Car 19:00 - 19:50

05/11

華山A1廳

Film NameTimeRemarkAdd to My Schedule
Liu Pi-Chia (Digital Restoration) 11:00 - 12:05
The Mountain (Digital Restoration) 11:00 - 12:05
Through the Years (Digital Restoration) 11:00 - 12:05
The Archer (Digital Restoration) 11:00 - 12:05
The Day 3 12:40 - 14:10
Trespassed 15:20 - 17:00 QA場
AKU 15:20 - 17:00 QA場
Open Verdict (Quattro Hong Kong 2) 15:20 - 17:00 QA場
As I Lay Dying 15:20 - 17:00 QA場
No One is Illegal 15:20 - 17:00 QA場
The Linen 18:20 - 19:40 QA場
The Ferry 18:20 - 19:40 QA場
The Mail 18:20 - 19:40 QA場
Water 18:20 - 19:40 QA場
Silence 18:20 - 19:40 QA場
Written on the Sky 21:00 - 22:10 QA場
Silent Steps 21:00 - 22:10 QA場
A Talk with Yin-shang Liu 21:00 - 22:10 QA場

華山A2廳

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Hooly Bible II 10:00 - 11:30
Snow Crazy 12:00 - 13:40 QA場
Papa Gena 12:00 - 13:40 QA場
The Chimney 12:00 - 13:40 QA場
Prelude to the General 15:00 - 16:40 QA場
The Return 15:00 - 16:40 QA場
No'I 15:00 - 16:40 QA場
Old Thoughts in Tattered Paper 15:00 - 16:40 QA場
Recurrencia 15:00 - 16:40 QA場
Coconut 15:00 - 16:40 QA場
Orphan 15:00 - 16:40 QA場
The Purple Kingdom 15:00 - 16:40 QA場
Heaven for Insanity 15:00 - 15:35 QA場
Scissors and the Cat 18:30 - 19:35 QA場
The Last Documentary Fossil 18:30 - 19:35 QA場
The Elephant Dancer 18:30 - 19:35 QA場
Cuts 21:10 - 22:20

新光一廳

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Spell Reel 10:00 - 11:35
Masked Monkey - the Evolution of Darwin's Theory 12:10 - 14:00 QA場
All is Forgiven for We Have Been Happy 15:20 - 16:50
I Didn't Dare to Tell You 17:20 - 18:40
A Cambodian Spring 19:20 - 21:25
Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? 22:00 - 23:30

新光二廳

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Ma'ohi Nui, in the Heart of the Ocean My Country Lies 11:00 - 12:55 QA場
In the Stillness of Sounds 14:20 - 15:55
Electro-Pythagoras: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett 16:20 - 17:25
The War that Never Was 16:20 - 17:25
Emperor's Naked Army Marches On 18:00 - 20:05 QA場
Seven Years: Journalism without Journalists 21:30 - 23:35

新北市府中15

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Turtle Rock 16:30 - 18:15 QA場
Stranger in Paradise 19:20 - 20:35

05/12

華山A1廳

Film NameTimeRemarkAdd to My Schedule
Pale Blue 10:20 - 11:30
At the Runway's Edge 12:00 - 13:35
Masked Monkey - the Evolution of Darwin's Theory 14:10 - 16:00
The Monk 16:40 - 18:15
Jiātíng Gōngchǎng 19:00 - 19:40 QA場
Forests 19:00 - 19:40 QA場
Waterland 19:00 - 19:40 QA場
Burma Story Book 21:00 - 22:25

華山A2廳

Film NameTimeRemarkAdd to My Schedule
Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? 10:10 - 11:40
Manila Scream 12:10 - 13:55
Yours Trolley 12:10 - 13:55
Green Rocking Chair 12:10 - 13:55
The Milky Way 14:30 - 16:55 QA場
Routine 14:30 - 16:55 QA場
T'ai Chi Ch'uan 14:30 - 16:55 QA場
Experiment 002 (Extracted from Video Documentation of the Symposium of "Theatre Quarterly") 14:30 - 16:55 QA場
The Prophet 14:30 - 16:55 QA場
Plaster Gong 14:30 - 16:55 QA場
32 Km - 60 Years 18:00 - 19:25 QA場
Firefly 18:00 - 19:25 QA場
Taiwan Province of China 18:00 - 19:25 QA場
One World One Dream 18:00 - 19:25 QA場
Year Without a Summer 21:00 - 22:30

新光一廳

Film NameTimeRemarkAdd to My Schedule
On Rubiks' Road 10:40 - 11:55 QA場
Waterfall 10:40 - 11:55 QA場
Hello Horse! 10:40 - 11:55 QA場
Dream Land 13:20 - 14:30 QA場
Theodore 13:20 - 14:30 QA場
El Mar la Mar 15:50 - 17:25 QA場
Hengyoro 18:40 - 20:05
Leviathan 21:20 - 22:50 QA場

新光二廳

Film NameTimeRemarkAdd to My Schedule
Notes from Unknown Maladies 10:00 - 11:05
Homogeneous, Empty Time 11:30 - 13:15 QA場
Granny Project 14:30 - 16:05
When You Awake 17:20 - 17:45
The Kodachrome Elegies 17:20 - 17:45
This Is the Way I Like II 17:20 - 18:50
Short Film About Life 19:40 - 21:20 QA場
Dawn 19:40 - 21:20 QA場
West of the Jordan River 22:30 - 23:55

新北市府中15

Film NameTimeRemarkAdd to My Schedule
Moment Within Time 11:30 - 12:35 QA場
In Trance We Gaze 11:30 - 12:35 QA場
The Horrible Thirty: Me, My Father and Richard the Tiger 11:30 - 12:35 QA場
Waterland 14:00 - 14:40
Jiātíng Gōngchǎng 14:00 - 14:40
Forests 14:00 - 14:40
The Fall of Icarus: Narita Stories 15:10 - 17:30
Spectrum of Nostalgia 18:00 - 18:25 QA場
Funeral Video 18:00 - 18:20 QA場
Return 18:00 - 18:20

05/13

華山A1廳

Film NameTimeRemarkAdd to My Schedule
Small Talk 10:00 - 11:30 得獎加映
Lone Existance 12:00 - 13:20 得獎加映
Canine 14:00 - 15:05 得獎加映
Return 14:00 - 14:20 得獎加映
Absent without Leave 16:00 - 17:30 得獎加映
Tarling Is Darling 18:00 - 19:55 得獎加映
El Mar la Mar 20:30 - 21:35 得獎加映

華山A2廳

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Evolution of a Filipino Family 10:20 - 21:00

新光一廳

Film NameTimeRemarkAdd to My Schedule
Granny Project 10:00 - 11:35 得獎加映
All that Passes by through a Window that Doesn't Open 12:10 - 13:20 得獎加映
Lost in the Fumes 13:50 - 15:00 得獎加映
Baek-gu 16:00 - 17:25 得獎加映
A Cambodian Spring 18:00 - 20:05 得獎加映
Goodnight & Goodbye 20:40 - 21:45 得獎加映

新光二廳

Film NameTimeRemarkAdd to My Schedule
Blue 10:40 - 11:55 QA場
The Age of Awakening 13:40 - 15:10 QA場
In the Stillness of Sounds 16:50 - 18:25 QA場
The War that Never Was 20:20 - 21:25
Electro-Pythagoras: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett 20:20 - 21:25 QA場

新北市府中15

Film NameTimeRemarkAdd to My Schedule
The Elephant Dancer 13:00 - 14:05 QA場
The Last Documentary Fossil 13:00 - 14:05 QA場
Scissors and the Cat 13:00 - 14:05 QA場
A Talk with Yin-shang Liu 15:20 - 16:30 QA場
Silent Steps 15:20 - 16:30 QA場
Written on the Sky 15:20 - 16:30 QA場
Bunohan: Return to Murder 18:00 - 19:40
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