To help promote Taiwan's unique culture to moviegoers in Canada, the Ministry of Culture has partnered with the Simon Fraser University (SFU) to hold a Taiwan Film Night in Vancouver on Nov. 29.
The two films selected for the Canadian audience are: musical drama "The Rooftop” and nature documentary "Taiwan's Owls: Silent Stalkers of the Night.”
"The Rooftop” is Taiwanese pop idol Jay Chou's second directorial production, in which he played the main lead and also served as the film's director, script writer and music composer, resulting in a 117-minute extravaganza that melds martial arts with Taiwanese humor.
"Silent Stalkers of the Night” is directed by Hsu Hung-lung and features 24 minutes on the feathery creature hailed as an omen of good fortune by Taiwan's indigenous Thao people.
The film night in Vancouver was jointly organized by the Simon Fraser University and the Ministry's overseas branch in Los Angeles, the Taiwan Academy in L.A. Admission to both screenings is free, and the event will take place at the Goldcorp Center for the Arts on the SFU campus.
Date: November 29, 2013
Venue: Goldcorp Center for the Arts, Simon Fraser University
Location: 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
"Taiwan's Owls: Silent Stalkers of the Night” (無聲夜行者:台灣的貓頭鷹)
A 2012 production by Hsu Hung-lung
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM -9:00 PM
"The Rooftop” (天台)
A 2013 production by Jay Chou