Taiwanese Film Festival

We are happy to inform you that, we INDO CINE APPRECIATION FOUNDATION in association with the TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL CENTER in Chennai are organizing a Taiwanese Film Festival, from 30th May to 2nd June 2016 at Russian Centre for Science & Culture.

The Festival will be inaugurated by Mr. Charles C.Li, Director-General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Chennai. Dr.M.Rajaram, IAS (Retd.), Member, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission will be the Chief Guest. Mr. Sivan Kannan, President, ICAF will preside over the function. Mr. Ravi Kottarakara, Secretary, FFI will be the Guest of Honour.

Movies to be screened

1.Twa-Tiu-Tiann/Dir.: Yeh Tien-lun/2014/128 min(30th May 2016 – 6.15 pm)
Jack, whiles away his days chasing girls and hanging out with friends. One day, during a field trip to a museum, Jack notices a painting on display, by name, "Festival on South Street", a painting of Dihua Street by Kuo Hsueh-hu, and takes a photograph of the work. Suddenly, everything in the painting comes to life, and Jack finds himself transported back to 1920s Dadaocheng.  Jack is taken in by Ginger, who runs a textile shop in the area. To his surprise, Jack finds among Ginger’s helpers his history professor, who discovered the painting’s secret and has been returning to the past constantly to court Ginger.Jack’s eagerness to return to the 21st century dissipates when he meets, Rose a young Taiwanese geisha.
Jack, whiles away his days chasing girls and hanging out with friends. One day, during a field trip to a museum, Jack notices a painting on display, by name, “Festival on South Street”, a painting of Dihua Street by Kuo Hsueh-hu, and takes a photograph of the work. Suddenly, everything in the painting comes to life, and Jack finds himself transported back to 1920s Dadaocheng. Jack is taken in by Ginger, who runs a textile shop in the area. To his surprise, Jack finds among Ginger’s helpers his history professor, who discovered the painting’s secret and has been returning to the past constantly to court Ginger.Jack’s eagerness to return to the 21st century dissipates when he meets, Rose a young Taiwanese geisha.
2.Forever Love/Dir.: Kitamura Toyoharu/2013/125 min(31st May 2016 – 6.30 pm)
A story about chasing dreams and following your heart. A bubbly aspiring actress and a charming screenwriter team up to shake up the movie sets during the swinging 60s, when Taiwanese film industry once thrived, earning the little hot spring district of Beitou the name "Taiwan Hollywood!"
A story about chasing dreams and following your heart. A bubbly aspiring actress and a charming screenwriter team up to shake up the movie sets during the swinging 60s, when Taiwanese film industry once thrived, earning the little hot spring district of Beitou the name “Taiwan Hollywood!”
3.Together/Dir.:Hsu Chao-jen/2012/114 min(01st June 2016 – 6.30 pm)
Together’s ensemble is built around 17-year-old Xiao Yang (Shao-Yang Huang), who sees how those around him are wrecked by heartache even as they maintain a false front of contentedness. Both of his parents spend most of their time at their separate workplaces; not out of work ethic, but because each has developed feelings for another and would rather dwell on their new love than sit around with their old spouse. Xiao Yang’s sister has made a string of bad relationships, and her latest seems no improvement. Even his schoolmates bicker and deceive one another as relationships sour or wither on the vine. Determined to cure everyone of their misery, Xiao Yang employs seemingly off-hand suggestions, covertly written love letters,  to bring happiness and improve his own romantic options.
Together’s ensemble is built around 17-year-old Xiao Yang (Shao-Yang Huang), who sees how those around him are wrecked by heartache even as they maintain a false front of contentedness. Both of his parents spend most of their time at their separate workplaces; not out of work ethic, but because each has developed feelings for another and would rather dwell on their new love than sit around with their old spouse. Xiao Yang’s sister has made a string of bad relationships, and her latest seems no improvement. Even his schoolmates bicker and deceive one another as relationships sour or wither on the vine. Determined to cure everyone of their misery, Xiao Yang employs seemingly off-hand suggestions, covertly written love letters, to bring happiness and improve his own romantic options.
4.It takes two to tango/Dir.: Wan Jen/2014/100 min(02nd June 2016 – 6.00 pm)
Chinese Mainlander Zhao moves to Taiwan pursue the love of his life, Shin-Ye. However, due to the historical turmoil between Taiwan and Mainland China, Shin-Ye’s family refuses to let Zhao marry her. As Shin-Ye’s pregnancy comes to light,Zhao’s parents travel to Taiwan to salvage the situation. The two cultures clash, culminating in many hilarious moments of fiery confrontation. Just when all hope seem lost, the two families’ grandfathers seem to find a common place for them all..
Chinese Mainlander Zhao moves to Taiwan pursue the love of his life, Shin-Ye. However, due to the historical turmoil between Taiwan and Mainland China, Shin-Ye’s family refuses to let Zhao marry her. As Shin-Ye’s pregnancy comes to light,Zhao’s parents travel to Taiwan to salvage the situation. The two cultures clash, culminating in many hilarious moments of fiery confrontation. Just when all hope seem lost, the two families’ grandfathers seem to find a common place for them all..
5.A Time in Quchi/Dir.: Chang Tso-Chi/2013/105 min(02nd June 2016 – 7.45 pm)
Northern Taiwan, 3 Jul 2012. Ten year-old Kuan Hsiao-pao  is driven by his father  to the home of his recently widowed grandfather  in the Quchi hills south of Taipei. His parents are considering getting divorced and, because they are both busy, spend little time with him.  Hsiao-pao has to adjust to country life, living with his strict grandfather and without any internet, but he also has been given some homework to do in his summer break, to write an essay on "the most interesting 20 days of my summer holiday". At the school, Hsiao-pao  makes a friend in aboriginal boy Huang Ming-chuan  and his tubby friend Pao-tzu. He's also liked by a poor girl student, nicknamed Bear. One day Ming-chuan has a serious accident in the river and is taken to hospital.
Northern Taiwan, 3 Jul 2012. Ten year-old Kuan Hsiao-pao is driven by his father to the home of his recently widowed grandfather in the Quchi hills south of Taipei. His parents are considering getting divorced and, because they are both busy, spend little time with him. Hsiao-pao has to adjust to country life, living with his strict grandfather and without any internet, but he also has been given some homework to do in his summer break, to write an essay on “the most interesting 20 days of my summer holiday”. At the school, Hsiao-pao makes a friend in aboriginal boy Huang Ming-chuan and his tubby friend Pao-tzu. He’s also liked by a poor girl student, nicknamed Bear. One day Ming-chuan has a serious accident in the river and is taken to hospital.

Note: Non-members of ICAF must contact us on 044-28212652 at least one day in advance for Guest Passes.

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