To entice members of the younger generation to take a deeper interest in classic Taiwan literature, the Ministry of Culture has launched a second audiovisual series adapted from the works of iconic writers.
Following the debut of the ten-episode "Reading Time” last year, "Reading Time II” will release cinematic adaptions of stories by writers Wang Chen-ho (王禎和), Wang Ting-kuo (王定國), Lee Wei-ching (李維菁), and Wu Chuo-liu (吳濁流). The four 75-minute films are respectively directed by Wen Chih-yi (溫知儀), Hung Yu-ju (洪于茹), Hsieh Ting-yu (謝定瑜), and Lee Chih-chiang (李志薔).
"Reading Time II” is based on four literary works of unique charms:
The high-definition reboot of classical tales is expected to draw young readers back into the world of reading and create a sustainable future for Taiwan literature.
Viewers will be able to catch all four episodes on channels such as TTV (台視), Hakka TV (客家電視台), and CBC Entertainment (東森綜合台) starting April 16. Read about the first part of the series here- Reading Time: Literature-adapted films to promote reading.