Rising Taiwanese filmmakers will meet with French moviegoers at a Taiwan-themed film festival that will take place in Paris from Feb. 9 through 11.
"Les Rencontres du Cinema Taiwanais,” or encounters with Taiwanese cinema, will present two full-length films and eleven short films at Les 3 Luxembourg cinema to showcase up-and-coming Taiwanese filmmakers through six screening sessions.
Five Taiwanese filmmakers, including Huang Dan-chi (黃丹琪), will also attend post-screening forums to discuss their work and inspirations.
The festival is made possible by the Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris and Cinematographic Lightbox, and the film screenings will take place alongside the a Taiwan-France PAS Film Workshop that kicks off on Feb. 8.
The Kaohsiung Film Archive, a film center based in southern Taiwan, will also join the film series to introduce the short films that were shot in Kaohsiung.
The series will kick off with "Chicharon (薯片)” by Rina Tsou (鄒隆娜), "Design 7 Love (相愛的七種設計)” by Chen Hung-i (陳宏一), and "Fan Fan (凡凡)” by Liu Chia-hsin (劉家欣) on Feb. 9.
Next on Feb. 10 are "Nia's Door (妮雅的門)” by Lau Kek-huat (廖克發), "Some Conjectures on Existence (關於存在的幾個猜想)” by Albert Zoe (周逸民), and "Together (甜．秘密)” by Hsu Chao-jen (許肇任).
Rounding up the series on Feb. 11 are seven short films shot in southern Taiwan with the support of the Kaohsiung Film Archive.
The Golden Horse Award-winning film "The Death of a Security Guard (保全員之死)” by Cheng Wei-hao (程偉豪) will be screened with "The Great Buddha (大佛)” by Huang Hsin-yao (黃信堯) and "Summer Trifles (夏日紀事)” by Huang Dan-chi (黃丹琪).
"The Palace on the Sea (海上皇宮)” by Midi Z (趙德胤) will be screened with "Running (慢跑之中)” by Chen Yung-chi (陳永錤), "The Great Escape from Café City (小清新大爆炸)” by John Hsu (徐漢強), and "Coop of Blemishes (解離)” by Su Ming-yen (蘇明彥).
In other related news, the Kaohsiung Film Archive will also join the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the world's leading short film festival, this February to promote Taiwanese short films in France.
‘Les Rencontres du Cinema Taiwanais'