"Thanatos, Drunk (醉˙生夢死),” a film by award-winning Taiwanese director Chang Tso-chi (張作驥), has been chosen for the official selection of the 2015 Festival des 3 Continents in Nantes.
The film festival will be held from Nov. 24 through Dec. 1 this year. "Thanatos, Drunk,” which has received wide acclaim at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, will be competing with ten other films for the grand prize — Montgolfières d'Or (Golden Balloon).
"Thanatos, Drunk” tells the story of a family embroiled in misery, in which the mother finds solace in alcohol after a failed marriage, whereas her two sons have complicated heterosexual and gay relationships. The tension within the family, as well as stressed relations with society, are vividly portrayed to convey the idea of love and survival in such circumstances.
Launched in 1979, Festival des 3 Continents focuses on introducing films from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The one-week affair plays 80 to 100 films annually to promote and advocate cultural and humanitarian compassion.
Notable directors from Taiwan, such as Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢), Edward Yang (楊德昌), Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮), Hung Hung (鴻鴻), Ko I-chen (柯一正), and Chen Kun-hou (陳坤厚), were featured in the festival's previous editions.
For more information, please visit http://www.3continents.com/en/.
‘Thanatos, Drunk' @ 3 Continents Festival