Restored classics and the ultramodern Nina Wu celebrated at Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival

Date: September 9th, 2020
By: Charlie Smith

Wu Ke-Xi plays the title character in Nina Wu, a new drama in a program rich with forgotten treasures of Taiwanese cinema.

Normally, the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival showcases contemporary films with actors from the democratic island nation off the east coast of China.

That tradition will continue with this year’s 14th annual TWFF, which runs for free online from Friday (September 11) to September 20, with the Canadian premiere of the psychological drama Nina Wu.

Directed by Myanmar-born Midi Z, Nina Wu was screened at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and was written by and stars Taiwanese actor Wu Ke-Xi. Her character, Nina Wu, endures pain, exploitation, and humiliation as she tries to launch an acting career.

In addition, Wu will participate in a videotaped panel discussion with Carleen Kyle, president of Women in Film and Television Vancouver, to discuss how women are treated in the film industries in Taiwan and Canada. The audience size is being limited to 300, with free registration through    [FULL  STORY]

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