TAIWAN SHORTS

  • Babes' Not Alone

    Film Title - Babes' Not Alone
    Director - Yi-Shan Lee
    Year - 2017
    30min ∣ Color ∣ Short ∣ Mandarin, Taiwanese

    TAIWAN SHORTS
    Date : 09-09-2018 (SUN)
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Goethe Institut

    Synopsis - On Liang’s 18th birthday, she is unable to celebrate with her boyfriend because she has to babysit her irresponsible brother’s baby. Refusing to lose her adolescence through a responsibility that shouldn’t be hers, Liang sets out on a “mission to reclaim youth” as she tries to return this crying bundle of joy to her brother.
  • Letter #69

    Film Title - Letter #69
    Year - 2016
    20min∣Color∣Short∣Mandarin

    TAIWAN SHORTS
    Date : 09-09-2018 (SUN)
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Goethe Institut

    Synopsis - Buried in the Liuzhangli cemetery are 201 victims executed during the White Terror. One of them is SHI Shui-Huan. In the 1950s, SHI was imprisoned for hiding her left-wing brother behind her dormitory ceiling. During her imprisonment, she sent out a total of 68 letters to her family. The last letter, letter #69, was left unfinished by the time of her execution, and was never sent to her family. But the things she didn’t get to say are now brought to light.
  • Towards the Sun

    Film Title - Towards the Sun
    Director - Wang Yi-Ling
    Year - 2016
    30min|Color|Short|Mandarin, Taiwanese

    TAIWAN SHORTS
    Date : 09-09-2018 (SUN)
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Goethe Institut

    Synopsis - The film surrounds two outcasts whose drifting paths cross by chance, taking them on a journey across Taiwan. In eastern Taiwan, fruit farmer Jia-Ming is forced to live in his truck after his home is foreclosed. On the road, he meets a young Vietnamese woman, A-Anh. Just divorced and with a resident permit about to expire, A-Anh is going back to Vietnam. Out of kindness, Jia-Ming offers her a ride to the airport, but things take an unexpected turn.
  • Wild Tides

    Film Title - Wild Tides
    Year - 2016
    25min∣Color∣Short∣Chinese, Taiwanese

    TAIWAN SHORTS
    Date : 09-09-2018 (SUN)
    Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Place : Goethe Institut

    Synopsis - Teenager Bo-Yan goes around his local village asking people if they need help for the harvest season. But with his parents on the run from debt, no one wants to be associated with him. Only his best friend Howai lets him help out at his family’s fishery. Howai’s father entrusts Bo-Yan with a key to an oyster fishing boat, which they will need the next day. But when he accidentally loses the key, Bo-Yan must make a desperate search to find it and prove he’s worthy of trust.
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