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Taiwanese cinematic works to join Tokyo International Film Festival

  • Date:2023-10-23~2023-11-01
'Miss Shampoo by Giddens Ko

Co-organized by the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo, a special screening called the "Taiwan Cinema Renaissance 2023" will be presented at the film festival, showcasing four notable Taiwanese films. 


The included titles are "Miss Shampoo (請問,還有哪裡需要加強)" by Giddens Ko (九把刀), "After School (成功補習班)" by Blue Lan (藍正龍), "Who'll Stop the Rain (青春並不溫柔)" by Su I-hsuan (蘇奕瑄), and "Old Fox (老狐狸)" by Hsiao Ya-chuan (蕭雅全). Besides, "Love Is a Gun (愛是一把槍)" by Lee Hong-chi (李鴻其), the winner of the Lion of the Future award at the 2023 Venice International Film Festival, is also included in the "World Focus" section. The selection of these cinematic works puts the vibrant energy of Taiwanese film industry on display.


A press conference on the event was held on Sept. 27, revealing the full lineup of TIFF and other highlights. 


According to the Taiwan Cultural Center, TIFF is the most iconic and influential film festival in Japan, and they have been working together to push Taiwanese films onto the international stage, as evidenced by the "Taiwan Cinema Renaissance 2023". 


The 36th TIFF will run from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1 in the Hibiya-Yurakucho-Marunouchi-Ginza area of Tokyo. The festival will open with "Perfect Days" by Wim Wenders, and close with "Godzilla Minus One" by Yamazaki Takashi. Also included are 1,942 films from 114 countries and regions under the Competition section. For more information, please visit the TIFF official website.