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2022 TIDF 的十二部得獎影片，無論是重溫口碑強片，還是之前錯過的遺憾，都能在此一網打盡！
More than twenty years ago, Dazhang along with his three brothers came to Guangdong to work in a local quartz powder factory. However, a few years later, Dazhang was diagnosed with advanced staged pneumoconiosis. Returning to his hometown, the pneumoconiosis was gradually killing him every single day. The entire family was stuck in this seemingly endless suffering, while his children were still confused about what happened to their father.
Di is a 12-year-old girl living in a village in the mist of Northwest Vietnamese mountains. She belongs to the Hmong ethnic minority where women get married very young, enduring the controversial tradition of 'bride-kidnapping'. When Di enters puberty, the carefree little girl has turned into an impetuous, hypersensitive teenager. On the Lunar New Year's Eve, when Di's parents come back home after celebrating, the house is silent and empty: Di has disappeared.
One risked rushing against raging waves to escape being involved in the Cultural Revolution; one resisted colonialism and was imprisoned due to participating in printing patriotic periodicals; one supported the students' demands for freedom, only to see their dreams and bodies crushed by tank treads. The past is presented in fictional scenes, with today’s activists playing those of yesteryear, as their scarred memories and experiences become more tangled than ever.
K’s room’ is a mental space that serves as a metaphor for the complex relationship between men, boundaries, and the nation state during Taiwan’s martial law period. All the lines in the film were extracted from New English Grammar, one of Taiwan’s most popular English grammar books published in 1960, as a way of reconstructing the mental state of its author Mr. K who was sent to prison due to political reasons.
During the martial law period, a Taiwanese American writer Henry LIU was shot dead by assassin WU Dun. This case was later confirmed to be a political murder jointly committed by the Military Intelligence Bureau and United Bamboo Gang in Taiwan. After being released from prison, WU became a film producer and established a film company that produced ‘wuxia films’. In this film, the filmmaker revisited WU’s abandoned studio to restage the events with forensic scanning techniques.
Rain in 2020 took LEE Yong-chao seven years to make. It shows how a family copes with the changing situation and what is happening in Myanmar. Amid the pandemic in 2020, a torrential rain caused the family and the entire village to soak in the flooding sewage. Nobody knows when the muddy water will be gone and what will come after the storm.
Kaohsiung served as an important military base under Japanese colonial rule and had incurred heavy casualties during the 228 Incident. The film subtly tends to the deep scars of the witnesses, survivors and their descendants as an act of resistance to oblivion. Memories survive through different eras of oppression and continue to live in people’s hearts, just like the wild tomatoes grown in this land.
'Danse Macabre' is a dance that explores deaths that are remembered and forgotten in history, including those of kings, citizens, and stateless people, on land that many kings chose as their vacation residence. People's deaths are as different as the social class they belong to, in a country where social inequality strongly persists.IIn Thailand, many deaths were suspicious in nature over the past 90 years, but nobody dared to question them.
Two family histories, one century and two metropolises merge in one person: Weina ZHAO, whose parents called her 'Vienna' – Wéiyěnà – because they emigrated to Austria. Her journey into the history of China leads to the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution, while tackling the great issues of the 21st century: migration, identity and the search for one's past.
Since 2009, the filmmaker has spent 12 years documenting the ever-changing times of three townships along the coast of Tainan County, namely Beimen, Jiangjun and Qigu. Through the lenses, human activities are seen closely connected with the surrounding nature, while maintaining its own charm. The film subtly captures a singular way of life and a sense of time suspended in the past, present and future.
As a part of a discussion on memory and detemporality, this work comes in another 3-channel video installation as further dialogue with this single-channel video.
TIDF Award-winning Films
Don't miss out the rare chance to revisit the twelve award-winning titles from the 2022 TIDF!
A Night of Knowing Nothing
Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan
Thunska PANSITTIVORAKUL, Phassarawin KULSOMBOON
K’s Room – The Creation and Destruction of the World
China, France, Singapore, United States
The Making of Crime Scenes
Weiyena - The Long March Home
Weina ZHAO, Judith BENEDIKT