Date: November 13, 2015
The Pingtung International Tourism Film Festival is to kick off Nov.14 in southern Taiwan,
hailing the courage of those who travel to unfamiliar destinations and showcasing the amazing variety of Taiwan’s tourist destinations.
Featuring eight movies made in Taiwan and abroad, the screenings will take place at the Pingtung Performing Arts Center and six other venues across the county. The films to be shown are “Island Etude,” “Blue Gold: World Water Wars,” “Due Date,” “Eat, Pray, Love,” “Guilt Trip,” “Wild,” “Land Ho!” and “You Won’t Get to Live Life Twice.”
One highlight is the locally produced 2007 hit picture “Island Etude.” Depicting a hearing-impaired young man cycling around Taiwan, the film is noted for its cinematography capturing the nation’s stunning landscapes. Social and philosophical issues are addressed as the protagonist encounters local residents and learns about their daily lives.
One of the most famous movies showing at the festival is the Hollywood box-office success “Eat, Pray, Love” starring Julia Roberts. The film records the spiritual journey of a divorced woman searching for her true self. After travelling through Italy, India and Indonesia for several months, she finds her wounds healed and becomes happy again. [FULL STORY]