Taiwan

Jung-chi Chang – Gong fan AKA Partners in Crime (2014)

Huang, Lin, and Yeh find a dying classmate in an alley and try to find out what brought her to that point. Read More »

Tun Fei Mou – The End of the Track (1970)

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Tong and Yong-sheng are inseparable playmates, but after Yong-sheng dies in an accident, Tong falls into a dark spiral. At the time, this film was banned due to its homosexual overtones and ideology, while some felt that certain segments drew comparison with CHEN Ying-zhen’s short story The Noodle Stall. Read More »

Various – Hsi nou ai le aka Four Moods (King Hu et al) (1970)

Directors Hu, Li Hsing and Pai Ching-jui jointly produced “In Four Moods”, with Hu directing the second dazzling episode, “Anger” (1970). Thirteen years later, the three directed the trilogy “The Wheel of Life” (1983), focusing on three lives and three love affairs occurring at different times. Hu’s first episode, though short, was riveting.
“Zen and Sense in King Hu’s Films” Read More »

Ming-liang Tsai – Rizi AKA Days (2020)

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Kang lives alone in a big house, Non in a small apartment in town. They meet, and then part, their days flowing on as before. Read More »

Tso-chi Chang – Dang ai lai de shi hou AKA When Love Comes (2010)

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Laichun, her father and two mothers, uncle and grandfather are of different generations; thus they all think differently. Father is the family head, and because he believes he must continue on the family name ends up taking two wives. His first wife also feels the same way, and so allows the second wife. Laichun feels the abyss between her and her parents and ends up getting pregnant, but hits a wall when her boyfriend does not take any responsibility. When her father is hospitalized, she begins to understand her father and two mothers. She is finally growing up. Read More »

Tso-chi Chang – Shu jia zuo ye AKA A Time in Quchi (2013)

At the end of the school semester, Bao is sent to Quchi to be with his recently widowed grandfather because his parents are considering a divorce. Depressed and sullen, he has to transfer to a small elementary school where he discovers that he shares the nickname, “Bear”, with a girl in his class. Read More »

Ying Chang – Da xia mei hua lu AKA The Fantasy of Deer Warrior (1961)

The happy lives of animals in the forest are stirred by the sudden attack of a pack of wolves. The Uncle Deer comes to rescue, and asks Birdy to notify his son, the deer. Sika Deer and the Deer are fighting for the Miss Deer inextricably. When the Deer rushed to his father, the Uncle Deer has died, and he asked his son to revenge before dying. Read More »