Nail

Nail

Nail

黃庭輔HUANG Ting-Fu
2003
  • Taiwan
45min
B&W
  • Video

Synopsis

Emerging from the metro station of Long-Shan Temple, the unwitting traveler is immediately plunged into sensory overload, for this district of Taipei City is a heady mixture of the old and the downright kitsch. Amidst the flashing neon lights, ethnic food and prostitutes, dwells the Temple of Long-Shan, an architectural blend of the ornate, the garish and the traditional. This documentary, shot in monochrome, attempts to capture the essence of this district, presenting realist and experimental images in a frantic collage that reflects the golden, slightly frayed soul of this proletariat’s Utopia.

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