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SUN NOV 11

5:15 PM

THE ROYAL

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TORONTO PREMIERE | RATED PG

Taiwan 2011 | 115:00 | DCP | Mandarin w/English subtitles
Directors: Wang Toon (The Ritual); Shen Ko-shang (Bus Odyssey); Chu Yen-ping (The Orphans); Ho Wi-ding (100);
Wu Nieh-jen (A Grocery Called Forever); Wang Shaudi (Destined Eruption); Chen Kuo-fu (The Debut); Hou Chi-jan (Green Island Serenade); Wei Te-Sheng (Debut); Chen Yu-Hsun (Hippocamp Hair Salon); Chang Tso-chi (Sparkles); Leon Dai (Key); Cheng Wen-tang (Old Man & Me); Sylvia Chang (The Dusk Of The Gods); Cheng Yu-chieh (Unwritten Rules); Chung Mong-hung (Reverberation); Yang Ya-che (The Singing Boy); Hsiao Ya-chuan (Something’s Gotta Give); Arvin Chen (Lane 256); Hou Hsiao-hsien (La Belle Epoque

Official Selection–Berlin International Film Festival 2012
Official Selection–Hong Kong International Film Festival 2012
Official Selection–New York Asian Film Festival 2012

This omnibus presentation is an adroit collection of 20 short films, each five minutes in length, made by 10 internationally renowned filmmakers plus ten up-and-coming auteurs to commemorate the 100th anniversary and to highlight the uniqueness of Taiwan. Initiated by the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, the result is a series of scintillating journeys through exuberant landscapes–by train, bus and on foot–painting a comprehensive portrait of the post-New Wave(s) filmmaking milieu.

With varied approaches to form and aesthetic (ranging from arte povera to meditative mood pieces, vérité to genre-bending exercises), the omnibus is a palette of contrasts: between the shimmering warm light awash in mountain mist and the cool neon gleam off the alleyways in the city nights, the sumptuousness of ‘60s glamour and trepid war-torn mise-en-scènes, restrained black-and-white and luscious colour. It is a bridge between the old and new: young director Hou Chi-jan’s Green Island Serenade recreates a historical studio recording session by a famed Chinese singer; prolific filmmaker Wang Toon nods to both Edward Yang and the encroachment of 3D cinema culture in a story about a visit to a shrine; Hou Hsiao-hsien’s La Belle Epoque, with Shu Qi, could almost be an epilogue to Vicky’s story from Millennium Mambo (2001). Ranging from thriller to silent cinema to dark comedy, what transpires is a dynamic crossroad between powerful personal histories and multifaceted identities.

- Aliza Ma

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VENUE INFO:

Venue:
The Royal   -   Map
Street:
608 College St @ Clinton
City:
Toronto