12 Taiwanese movies will be screened at the Three Continents Film Festivals
By: Ryan Drillsma, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 40th edition of the Three Continents Film Festival (Festival
des 3 Continents) kicks off in Nantes, France on Nov. 20 and features a number of Taiwanese movies.
Taiwanese filmmaking has been given the spotlight at this year’s festival, which showcases a total of 12 Taiwanese movies in a special program entitled “Taipei Story.”
The eponymous movie by Edward Yang (楊德昌), Taipei Story, will feature alongside Hou Hsiao-hsien’s (侯孝賢) Daughter of the Nile and Cheerful Wind. Nine other films, including some rare and unique cuts, are to be screened at the festival too.
Furthermore, legendary filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮) will be present to host a masterclass in directing. Tsai is known for his “slow”, observational movies, which often use dreary aesthetics to reinforce themes of isolation and alienation. His latest movie, Goodbye Dragon Inn, will make its French debut at Three Continents. [FULL STORY]