Five friends arrive at a party, fully unaware that the special night is just a cover for an evening of torture and murder.
Hsu, retired, craves for grandchildren while his two sons still staying single. Preventing from losing memory, he takes a camera back to hometown to shoot an autobiography for his unborn grandchildren.
Tuvalu, This defenseless nation of 26 square kilometers will be the first island nation to be submerged by the oceans once the sea level rises due to global warming. The director Huang Hsin-yao left his hometown after the 88 flooding disaster in Taiwan in search of this disappearing island called Tuvalu. While aboard this swaying ship in the Pacific, various fantastic spectacles of Taiwan emerge in the mind of the director… Once out at sea barbecuing, he found under the sea…
Chie Jen-Hao's Gangster Rock is a lovable mess, though more mess than lovable. It's essentially about people realising fame and fortune isn't everything as long as they're alive and have options, and while there are plenty of ways to film this sort of thing - from the stunning low-key fantasy drama of Studio 4C's Princess Arete to the laid-back coming-of-age vignettes that pepper Hong Kong and Taiwanese cinema - you generally need a compelling cast of characters and at least a modicum of ...
Thirty-four year-old Alun formed the first hip-hop dance group 'The Party' soon after totalitarian rule ended in Taiwan in the early 90s. The group eventually disbanded, but Alun's passion for hip-hop remained. He's about to compete in Juste Debout, a worldwide street dance competition to take place in Paris. Where will this journey take him? Eight high school students born in the 90s, and half the age of Alun, make up 'Undergradu-eight' Supported by a more open society that has come to ...
In late 2004, 125 Philippines women migrant workers came to the Taiwan International Workers’ Association (TIWA) to file complaints for not receiving their salary. While filming there were sweet scenes of lesbian couples cuddling each other in front of the camera. This documentary of a labor struggle unexpectedly became love stories. These women courageously fight against the state policies while struggling for love!
Intimate recordings in the personal surroundings of the maker. By re-ordering individual shots, hidden meanings emerge.
R U There
R U THERE is the story of Jitze (20), a professional gamer who travels around the world to compete in video game tournaments. During a stay in Taipei he unexpectedly witnesses an accident, which confronts him with his own mortality and makes him doubt the certainties of his existence. When he meets a Taiwanese betelnut girl he is attracted to, he only manages to get close to her in Second Life, which serves to compound his doubts.
Yang Ruyi (32), a fashion magazine photographer, lives with her elder sister Yang Ruxing (33), a rational, introverted detective fiction author. Ruyi has inadvertently photographed a couple making madly passionately love. Few days later in a shopping center not far from her home, she finds the woman already married, leading a child and is with a different man. Ruyi shares her secret with Ruxing who is suffering from writer's block. The two sisters begin to observe the couple; gradually ...
Mount Lu or Lushan, also known as Kuanglu (匡庐) in ancient times, is situated in the northern part of Jiangxi province in southeastern China, and is one of the most renowned mountains in the country. The oval-shaped mountains are about 25 km long and 10 km wide, and neighbors Jiujiang city and the Yangtze River to the north, Nanchang city to the south, and Poyang Lake to the east. Its highest point is Dahanyang Peak (大汉阳峰), reaching 1,474 m above sea level, and is one of the hundreds of ...
Out of Sight
The main character of little girl in the story confronts a robbery and strays from the road she is familiar with. After passing a hedge, she enters an unknown world and unfolds a magical adventure depending on senses other than vision and her imagination. With soft and cute colors as the main key, we used simple designs to depict the little girls' imaginary world.
Love in Disguise
Famous from an incredibly young age, DMH (Wang Lee Hom) has only ever known a celebrity pop star existence. Yet, despite all the glamour, there is still something lacking in his charmed life - true love. With the help of fellow musician and friend WZB, DMH disguised himself as a regular Joe in the hope of finding true love. While incognito, DMH and WZB stumble across the performance of a classical Chinese orchestra and DMH is immediately captivated by the melodies of the guzheng soloist, ...
For the sake of his pregnant girlfriend (Annie Liu), small-time gangster Fish (Enson Chang, Hot Shot) decides to accept an assassination job. Hot-tempered police officer Dog (Ivan Chen) is in the process of divorcing his wife (Bianca Bai) when she is accidentally killed by Fish, leaving Dog devastated and filled with guilt. In time, the two men have tried to forget what happened, but fate sends them on a collision course 13 years later, and the provoked adversaries end up kidnapping each ...
A collection of 3 short films. LOVE FOR SALE (dir. Jang Joon-hwan): A man searching for his missing ex-girlfriend uncovers the dark secret behind an organization selling romantic virtual reality experiences. KAMOME (dir. Isao Yukisada): A film director looking for artistic inspiration runs into a strange woman who may or may not be a ghost. IRON PUSSY (dir. Wisit Sasanatieng): An assassin and a target for in love with each other but the assassin must complete the assignment.
7 Days in Heaven
"Seven Days in Heaven" covers the 7 days of the Taoist morning ritual after the death of Lin Guo Yuan (Po Tai). The movie examines the effects of his death on his children, nephew, and sister-in-law ...
When Love Comes
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 ...
The Fourth Portrait
Ten year-old Xiang faces a lonely future after his father dies. Just when he thinks he's going to spend his life in the orphanage, his estranged mother shows up. And his life changes forever... A loveless mother, a hateful stepfather, a chilly home. Where's Xiang heading to? He finds comfort in drawing and his work reveals his longing for care and affection. Life is full of hope again when he meets the old school janitor who doesn't show his kindness easily and a portly man who has crazy ...
Love You 10,000 Years
A Japanese girl (Kato Youki) is on a three month visit in Taiwan after breaking up with her boyfriend to study Chinese at a language center. One day she has a brief affair with Wu and later he requests her to sign a contract to be his girlfriend for 90 days and she agrees. One of the condition of the contract is they must get separated after 90 days. However, after getting know each other quite well, both find that the relationship seems to be true love and both are unwilling to break the ...
Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into conflict with other gangs jealous of their rising power.
Doris simply wanted to open a refined, stylish coffee shop in a bohemian Taipei neighborhood, but when she's stuck with a load of useless gifts from the opening celebration, her younger sister Josie turns the café into a burgeoning bartering business. There, even a soulful song (by Japanese singer Atari Kosuke in a cameo) is a tradable commodity. One day, a traveler brings in 35 soaps from around the world with a story for each of them, awakening Doris' imagination about the outside world ...
Au Revoir Taipei
Kai (Jack Yao), who works at his parent's noodle shop by day and spends his nights in a bookstore to learn French, decides to go to Paris after his girlfriend, who recently left for Paris, dumps him by phone. Then the local neighborhood mafia boss offers Kai a free plane ticket to Paris if he takes a mysterious package with him.
She is a control freak in her relationship, making sure that she is loved by counting hugs and kisses. He replies her neuroticism in a passive way, fluffing to pass everyday. They are such a out of tune couple, everyday she decides to break up with him, and starts all over again.