Seven renowned Taiwanese films, including the award-winning "Touch of the Light” (逆光飛翔), will be screened at a Taiwan-themed film festival held at the Filmhouse Cinema Edinburgh in the United Kingdom this month.
The other six Taiwanese films are "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” (明天記得愛上我),”"Together” (甜‧秘密), "Taipei Factory” (台北工廠), "A Rolling Stone” (築巢人), "Go Grandriders” (不老騎士) and "My Dear Stilt” (候鳥來的季節). Altogether, they will be screened between Nov. 27 and Dec. 3 in Edinburgh.
Meanwhile, Chang Rong-ji (張榮吉) and Huang Yu-hsiang (黃裕翔), Taiwanese director and actor of "Touch of the Light,” "My Dear Stilt” Director Tsai Yin-chuan (蔡銀娟) and "A Rolling Stone” Director Shen Ko-shang (沈可尚) will attend the festival to share their experiences with the audiences.
The Taiwan Film Festival is part of a Ministry initiative called Spotlight Taiwan. The University of Edinburgh signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry earlier this October, and will help organize a series of cultural events to showcase Taiwan's art and cultural affairs.
Workshops and piano recitals will be held during December, and beginning in June 2014, events such as art exhibitions and artists' forums will be held to present the diversity of Taiwanese culture.
The first event, a keynote speech titled "Missing Fractions: the Chinese Diplomatic Archive in Taiwan and It's Contemporary Meaning,” was delivered on Oct.2 by Taiwan's top representative to the U.K., Ambassador Shen Lyu-shun (沈呂巡), who helped to unveil the Spotlight Taiwan initiative in the U.K.
Two forums titled "Contemporary Art and Writing History” and "Essence of Asian Abstract Painting” will be presented by two renowned Taiwanese artists, Chen Chieh-jen and Hsueh Pao-shia, respectively in next June, while the highlight event of the U.K.'s Spotlight Taiwan series － the Taiwan Contemporary Art Forum － will feature seven Taiwanese artists who will discuss their views with Simon Groom, director of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.