‘Distance’ to Open Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Festival

The festival will close with Taiwan’s supernatural thriller ‘The Tag-Along.’

The Hollywood Reporter
Date: 9/18/2015
By: Karen Chu

Distance, an omnibus drama from award-winning young directors Xin Yukun, Tan Shijie distance13and Sivaroj Kongsakul, will open this year’s Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival on Nov. 5.

Executive produced by Golden Horse, and Cannes Camera d’Or winner Anthony Chen (Ilo Ilo), the film stars Taiwanese actors Chen Bolin (Blue Gate Crossing) and Yo Yang (Formula 17) alongside Hong Kong veteran Paul Chun (The Lunatics). The experimental drama sees Chen play three separate roles in each of three stories, separately helmed by Xin, Tan and Kongsakul. The directors hail, respectively, from China, Singapore and Thailand.

Distance is the first project produced by new Singaporean shingle Giraffe Pictures.

Xin’s debut feature film, The Coffin in the Mountain, premiered at the Venice Critics Week and received two Golden Horse Awards nominations. Kongsakul’s first feature, Eternity, won the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2010. Tan’s short film Not Working Today was awarded the Best Singapore Short at the 25th Singapore International Film Festival.     [FULL  STORY]

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