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Taiwanese movies to be screened in cafes, art galleries in Malaysia

  • Date:2016-08-13~2016-12-12
Taiwanese movies to be screened in cafes, art galleries in Malaysia

The 2016 "Fun Taiwan Cinema” series, which will screen ten Taiwanese films during the latter half of the year, will run through Dec. 12.

Organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia, the film screenings will take place in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Each screening will also be accompanied by a special guest who will lead a discussion on the featured movie.

Director Tien Yu-an (田又安) of the Cultural Division noted that unlike traditional indoor movie screenings, the Fun Taiwan Cinema series will take place in venues spanning from art galleries and cafés to temples and parks across the two cities.

A total of five forums featuring Taiwanese film professional Wen Tien-hsiang (聞天祥), cinematographer Lee Ping-bing (李賓屏), producer Peggy Chiao (焦雄屏), editor Liao Ching-song (廖慶松), and film critic Ryan Cheng (鄭秉泓) will also be held alongside the film festival, added Tien.

The cinema series is made possible with the support of the Chinese Film Association of Malaysia, Malaysia Han Culture Center, and Penang City Eye press. The transnational collaboration highlights the close ties between Taiwan and Malaysia.

Selected from the Taiwan Cinema Toolkit platform established by the Ministry of Culture, the ten films and documentaries are:

Aug. 13 / Penang

  • "Let It Be (無米樂)” by Yen Lan-chuan (顏蘭權) & Juang Yi-tseng (莊益增)

Sept. 24 / Penang

  • "Cannot Live Without You (不能沒有你)” by Leon Dai (戴立忍)

Sept. 24 / Kuala Lumpur

  • "Yang Yang (陽陽)” by Cheng Yu-chieh (鄭有傑)

Sept. 25 / Kuala Lumpur

  • "Blue Gate Crossing (藍色大門)” by Yee Chin-yen (易智言)

Oct. 10 / Kuala Lumpur

  • "Parking (停車)” by Chung Mong-hong (鍾孟弘)

Oct. 22 / Penang

  • "Terrorizers (恐怖份子)” by Edward Yang (楊德昌)

Nov. 5 / Kuala Lumpur

  • "Pushing Hands (推手)” by Ang Lee (李安)

Nov. 19 / Penang

  • "Seven Days in Heaven (父後七日)” by Wang Yu-lin (王育麟) & Essay Liu (劉梓潔)

Dec. 3 / Kuala Lumpur

  • "Taiwan Black Movies (台灣黑電影)” by Hou Chi-jan (侯季然)

Dec. 12 / Penang

  • "The Peach Blossom Land (暗戀桃花源)” by Stan Lai (賴聲川)

Visit the event's Facebook page for the latest updates on the admission-free screenings.

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