Taiwan Film Industry Concerns Raised amid Berlinale Excitement

The News Lens
Date: 2017/02/04
By: Olivia Yang

While three Taiwanese films are looking forward to the annual international film festival, unresolved

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problems remain and threaten the local film industry.

Three Taiwanese films will be screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (the Berlinale) which opens on Feb. 9.

Taiwanese director Huang Hui-chen (黃惠偵)’s documentary “Small Talk (日常對話)” has been selected to screen in the Panorama section and will also compete in the 31st Teddy Award, an official award of the Berlinale for films with LGBT topics. The documentary is Huang’s attempt to understand her gay mother through discussing issues such as trust and abuse, and won the 2016 Golden Horse Award for Best Documentary.

Internationally acclaimed director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) is executive producer for “Small Talk,” and while he will not be attending the Berlinale, at a press conference yesterday Hou stressed the importance of Taiwanese films being selected to screen at international film festivals.   [FULL  STORY]

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