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Taiwanese-language film screenings in the US

  • Date:2022-11-06~2022-11-23
Taiwanese-language film screenings in the US

With the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. collaborates with the American Film Institution (AFI) Silver Theatre and Cultural Center to launch a special program titled "Taiwan Cinema Rediscovered" from Nov. 6 to 23. A selection of seven restored Taiwanese-language films produced from the 1950s to 1970s will be screened, offering the American audience a glimpse of early Taiwanese life.

Taiwanese-language films refer to those that were made between 1955 and 1981 in Taiwan, featuring actors speaking primarily in Taiwanese. Covering wuxia films, romance, mystery, and fairy tales, the special program includes films that were featured in the project “Taiwan’s Lost Commercial Cinema,” which is presented by the Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute and King’s College London.

The lineup of films includes Lin Tuan-qiu's (林摶秋) "The Husband's Secret (丈夫的秘密)" and "Six Suspects (六個嫌疑犯);" Hsin Chi's (辛奇) "The Bride Who Has Returned From Hell (地獄新娘)" and "Dangerous Youth (危險的青春);" "The Fantasy of Deer Warrior (大俠梅花鹿)" by Chang Ying (張英); "Vengeance of the Pheonix Sisters (三鳳震武林)" by Chen Hung-min (陳洪民); and "Back to Anping Harbor (回來安平港)" by Chen Fei-jian (陳飛劍).

The AFI is a nonprofit organization established in 1967. The organization aims to cultivate talents, preserve film history for future generations, and promote moving images as an art form. As one of the representative movie theatres on the East Coast, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center is the result of a restoration project for the original theatre constructed in 1938.