TAIWANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2022

Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation, in association with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center (TECC) in Chennai are organizing a TAIWANESE FILM FESTIVAL from 23-25 May 2022 at Alliance Française of Madras, 24, College Road, Subba Road Avenue, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600034 as per the schedule given below.

The festival will be inaugurated by Mr. Ben Wang, Honourable Director-General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center (TECC) in Chennai at 6.00 pm on 23rd May 2022 at Alliance Française of Madras.

 

Venue : Alliance Française of Madras, Chennai
Date : 23rd to 25th May 22
(Non-members of ICAF, please call on 9840151956/8939022618 for more details)

 

Schedule

Missing Johnny

2017/Dir.: Xi Huang/104 min/May 23/6.30 pm

Hsu moved to Taipei alone. Recently, she starts to receive phone calls looking for a guy named Johnny. These wrong calls stir up her emotions and prompt her curiosity to put together Johnny’s life piece by piece. Lee is the son of Hsu’s landlord living downstairs.
Wins: 7 Nominations: 14
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7010456/

Murmur of the Hearts/Nian Nian

2015/Dir: Sylvia Chang/119 min/May 24/5.30 pm


Nan, an honest tour guide who is busy every day to make ends meet, Mei, an average painter who never thinks herself good enough for anything or anyone, and Hsiang, a passionate boxer who seems to be doomed on the bench list. Each is troubled to move forward to their future.
Wins: 2 Nominations: 12
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4484426/

Heavy Craving/Da e

2019/Dir.: Pei-Ju Hsieh/89 min/May 24/7.30 pm

Thirty years old and 105 kilograms of weight, lunch lady Ying-Juan was dealt a bad hand. She works at her mother’s childcare center and has a harder time fitting in than a T-Rex in a petting zoo. On her birthday, Ying-Juan’s mother signs her up for a weight loss program. To earn her mom’s approval, Ying-Juan reluctantly joins the class.
Wins: 4 Nominations: 9
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10380980/

To My Dear Granny/Qin ai de nai nai

2012/Dir.: Yu Ning Chu/85 min/May 25/5.30 pm

Da, a family man, begins writing a eulogy for his beloved grandmother’s funeral. As he does so, he begins to reminisce about his childhood, reevaluating suppressed memories and family secrets from his past. He was brought up by his grandmother as his mother was always busy with work, and father was absent.
Nominations: 7
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2417286/

Make Up/Ming yun hua zhuang shi

2011/Dir.: Yi-chi Lien/107 min/May 25/7.00 pm

Mortuary cosmetologist Min-Hsiu helps families find solace in making deceased beautiful again. But when a body from a suicide turns out to be her old high school music teacher CHEN Ting, buried teenage memories are stirred. Min-Hsiu is forced to confront her own past when CHEN’s husband, NIE, seeks information about wife’s history.
Win: 1 Nomination: 1
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1854552/

 

Venue : Alliance Française of Madras, Chennai
Date : 23rd to 25th May 22
(Non-members of ICAF, please call on 9840151956/8939022618 for more details)

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