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Asian World Film Festival announces Taiwan Film Day

  • Date:2022-12-28
Asian World Film Festival announces Taiwan Film Day

The eighth annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) hosted a special Taiwan Film Day, presented by the Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles (TECO-LA), Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA). The celebration was highlighted by a red-carpet screening of Taiwan's 95th Academy Awards® International Feature Film Oscar submission, Goddamned Asura, followed by a Q&A with writer/director Lou Yi-An (樓一安) and a VIP reception. Taiwan Film Day took place on Nov. 10 and 11 at AMC Marina Marketplace 6, Marina Del Rey, CA.

A complex, multi-layered psychological drama, "Goddamned Asura (該死的阿修羅)" features an ensemble cast of six actors: Joseph Huang (黃聖球), Mo Tzu-Yi (莫子儀), Huang Peijia (黃姵嘉), Devin Pan (潘綱大), Wang Yu-xuan (王渝萱), and Lai Hoa-zhe (賴澔哲). The March 2022 release earned several 2022 Taipei Film Awards. Wang received the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 2021 Golden Horse Awards for her work on the film.

Inspired by real-life events, "Goddamned Asura" delves into a random shooting by an ordinary teenager through the experiences of six impacted characters, a popular video game, and alternate reality scenarios. Lou cowrote the film--his fourth as a feature director--with screenwriter Singing Chen.

Lou Yi-An has garnered multiple Golden Bell Awards for the TV series "Roseki" as well as numerous international and domestic accolades for the feature film "A Place of One's Own (一席之地)." Through multiple plot lines and dark humor, the writer/director's projects frequently explore land use and social issues that arise from class differences and generation gaps.

The eighth annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) took place from Nov. 9 to 18 in multiple Los Angeles locations. AWFF kicked off with the world premiere of Decibel and closed with a screening of "Decision to Leave," followed by the Closing Night Gala at the Saban Theater, Beverly Hills.

AWFF sponsors and partners include: Aitysh USA, Peer, Dr. Dao Medical Center, Winn Slavin Fine Art, Dutcher Crossing, Panavision, The One Heart Movement, The Bruce Lee Foundation, Ha Phuong Foundation, Barco, Korean Cultural Center (KCC, LA), Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Asia Society, Southern California, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), Taiwan Academy, Los Angeles, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), American Red Cross/Ladies Tiffany Circle, AKIpress News Agency, Nova Entertainment, Jackson Market and Deli, and Emporium Thai.