With the Chinese New Year well under way, Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture has teamed up with London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) to showcase a much anticipated film week that fulfills a central role in the “Understanding Taiwan through Film and Documentary Screening” project.

Three of the films due to be screened, namely The Affair of Three Cities: The Game (台北京之比賽), The Chai-wan Matchup (我們)and Face to Face (正面迎擊), are documentaries by Director Chung Chuan (鍾權), who will be present for a question-and-answer session on Wednesday, at which he is anticipated to explain the methods and notions behind his filmmaking. Chung, who studied under the reputed documentary maker Yang Li-chou (楊力州), commands a mastery of narrative that has earned him both critical and popular acclaim in Taiwan.

Viva Tonal: The Dance Age (跳舞時代), by award-winning documentary director Kuo Chen-ti (郭珍弟), takes its title from a hit song of the 1930s and portrays the first golden era of popular music in Taiwan. The film will feature a performance by the singer Li Kun-cheng (李坤城), who has come to be regarded as the national treasure of the Taiwanese music scene.

The Boys from Fengkuei (風櫃來的人)is an early work by acclaimed director Hou Hsiao-hsien (候孝賢)that won best film at the Nantes Film Festival in France, greatly contributing to his reputation as an auteur of international caliber.

Starting in November 2013, the Ministry of Culture and SOAS have cooperated in screening a diverse series of films including, 62 Years and 6,500 Miles Between and Tongues of Heaven. Aficionados of Taiwanese film and cultural enthusiasts have come in large numbers to a better understanding of Taiwan. The upcoming film week promises to provide further insight into the arts, politics and history of the island, to an even broader audience.

The screening schedule for the Taiwan Film Week is as follows:

10th February, 7-10pm: The Affair of Three Cities
11th February, 7-10pm: The Chai-Wan Matchup
12th February, 7-10pm: Face to Face
13th February, 7-10pm: The Dance Age
14th February, 7-10pm: The Boys from Fengkuei

All screenings will be held at the Khalili Lecture Theatre, College Building, SOAS. 
For directions and further information, please visit: http://www.soas.ac.uk/taiwanstudies/events





  自去(102)年11月起,文化部與亞非學院合作辦理多場台灣紀錄片映演,包括了:「世紀宋美齡」、「李登輝傳」、「廣場」、「62 Years and 6,500 Miles Between」、「Tongues of Heaven」等,每場均吸引了許多愛好臺灣電影以及文化的人士前往觀賞,透過各類型不同的紀錄片以及不同的觀點,了解台灣的多樣面貌。

2月10日(星期一)1900-2200「台北京之比賽」(The Affair of Three Cities)。
2月11日(星期二)1900-2200「我們」(The Chai-Wan Matchup)。
2月12日(星期三)1900-2200「正面迎擊」(Face to Face)。
2月13日(星期四)1900-2200「跳舞時代」(The Dance Age)。
2月14日(星期五)1900-2200「風櫃來的人」(Boys from Fenggui)。

映演場地為亞非學院教學大樓地下一樓的Khalili Lecture Theatre, College Building ,相關映演細節亦可上倫敦大學亞非學院(SOAS)官網查詢,網址如下:http://www.soas.ac.uk/taiwanstudies/events。