A film festival will be held in Valencia from Oct. 6 to Nov. 4 to discuss the contemporary trends of immigration and urbanization through the eyes of four foreign-born Taiwanese directors.
The featured filmmakers are Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮), Lau Kek-huat (廖克發), and Ho Wi Ding (何蔚庭), from Malaysia, and Midi Z (趙德胤) from Burma. All four are now closely intertwined with Taiwan's cinema and cultural scene, but they were all once new immigrants who viewed the isle of Taiwan as their strange new world.
Regardless of their place of birth and background, they chose to relocate to Taiwan in pursuit of their technicolor dreams. Now having earning their rightful position on the international stage, it's their cross-cultural backgrounds and leap of faith that have shaped and sharpened their lens.
"Taiwan en la Pantalla: Cineastas Nomadas,” or "Taiwan and the Silverscreen: Nomads of Cinema,” will kick off on Oct. 6 at la Filmoteca de Culturarts, Valencia's municipal film archive. A total of 12 films will be screened, including Tsai's "Stray Dogs (郊遊),” Lau's "A Scene of the Sea (一起去看海),” Ho's "Pinoy Sunday (台北星期天),” and Midi Z's "Ice Poison (冰毒).”
The film festival is made possible with the support of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Spain and la Filmoteca de Culturarts-IVAC, film archive of Spain's third largest city.
‘Taiwan en la Pantalla 2: Cineastas Nomadas'