Cultural Conflict

Cultural Conflict

Taiwan is a country with a diverse culture and all-embracing humanity that are a particular focus of folk and popular culture. The blockbuster Cape No... (Read more)

Films
Breeze and Drizzle
Breeze and Drizzle

While on a train, Renpu and his father check whether the money inside each red envelope matches their list of designated names. They are returning to ... (Read more)

Paperboy
Paperboy

Set in Japan: On a bitter cold day with heavy snow, YANG, from Taiwan, goes to a newspaper office to apply for a paperboy job. The boss states that he... (Read more)

Tomorrow Comes Today
Tomorrow Comes Today

A Chinese food delivery boy from Taiwan searches for his mother in New York with a photo of Marlene Dietrich. His neighbor Wayne makes a living by cle... (Read more)

Money and Honey
Money and Honey

"Honey, I am away to make money, because ― No Money, No Honey!" Money and Honey is an Asian documentary that spans thirteen years. It intimately port... (Read more)

It Takes Two to Tango
It Takes Two to Tango

Chinese Mainlander ZHAO travels from Beijing to Taiwan to pursue Shin-ye, the love of his life. However, due to the historical turmoil between Taiwan ... (Read more)

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part II: The Rainbow Bridge)
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part II: The Rainbow Bridge)

The colonial government view the uprising of the Seediq tribe as a major crisis andsend Major General Yahiko KAMADA, with 3,000 police and soldiers, t... (Read more)

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part I: The Sun Flag)
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part I: The Sun Flag)

WEI Te-sheng's epic film Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale reclaims an extraordinary but little known episode from 20th century history. Between 18... (Read more)

Badu's Homework
Badu's Homework

The teacher at an aboriginal primary school nestled in the mountains gives the students a weekend assignment for which the students must try and find ... (Read more)

How Deep Is the Ocean
How Deep Is the Ocean

Shot on 16mm film, this documentary captures two years in the life of the director's friend, Mamuno, a Tao, or Lanyu island tribesman. Through Mamuno'... (Read more)

Forever Love
Forever Love

Forever Love pays tribute to Taiwan's local film industry in the 1960s when Taiwanese dialect films were cheap, stars were gods, and spies, giant mons... (Read more)

Heat Sun
Heat Sun

In December 1941, the Pacific War broke out. Back then Taiwan was still under Japanese Rule. Hundreds of Taiwanese were drafted into the war. When the... (Read more)

Stone Dream
Stone Dream

In 1965, director CHEN Yao-Chi made Liu Pi-Chia, Taiwan's first observational documentary. Its eponymous character was a farmer press-ganged into the ... (Read more)

Viva Tonal: The Dance Age
Viva Tonal: The Dance Age

"I'm a cultured woman, travelling about footloose and fancy-free…”So begins a lilting tune from Taiwan's“Dance Age”of the 192... (Read more)

7 Days in Heaven
7 Days in Heaven

A dark and poetic comedy, 7 Days in Heaven centers on one woman's experience of the death and funeral of her father. Mei, resolutely urban, makes her ... (Read more)

A Piece of Cake
A Piece of Cake

This exquisite black-and-white animated short poignantly explores a personal family story in an innovative fashion, and casts a nostalgic gaze at Taiw... (Read more)

Sleeping with Her
Sleeping with Her

Titisi is an Indonesian in-home carer looking after an old Taiwanese lady who is trapped in her illness and painful memories. The pair are close, even... (Read more)

Family Viewing
Family Viewing

During a peaceful weekend in Taipei, a French TV crew unexpectedly visits a Taiwanese family of three, claiming to shoot a reality show that aims to f... (Read more)

The Rhythm in Wulu Village
The Rhythm in Wulu Village

Wulu is a Bunun indigenous village in a mountainous part of Taitung. Traditional Bunun songs are all uniquely polyphonic, and “Pasibutbut (aka T... (Read more)

Grandma’s Hairpin
Grandma’s Hairpin

In 1949, at the end of the Chinese Civil War, the Nationalist forces of the Kuomintang were forced to retreat to Taiwan, taking with them some 600,000... (Read more)

The Gangsters' God
The Gangsters' God

In Taitung, eastern Taiwan, a group of gangsters serve as the faces of the god Handan during Lantern Festival. For their evening “god patrols,&r... (Read more)

Blue Brave: The Legend of Formosa in 1895
Blue Brave: The Legend of Formosa in 1895

After the 1894 Sino-Japanese War, the Qing government ceded Taiwan to Japan. Japanese colonial troops landed on the north coast and swept southward, m... (Read more)

Somewhere Over the Dreamland
Somewhere Over the Dreamland

Watan, a member of the aboriginal Atayal tribe, left his village to find work in the city, and returned as a depressive alcoholic with a broken leg. A... (Read more)

Monga
Monga

Monga is named for Mengjia, an old district of Taipei which has long been the domain of the local gangsters. Mosquito, the teenage son of a single mot... (Read more)

Eighteen
Eighteen

A multi-lingual tour guide who owns multiple passports one day drives his wife and daughter to a desolate seashore town and checks in a secluded, spac... (Read more)

Fishing Luck
Fishing Luck

On a business trip, a Taipei young girl, Zing, travels to Orchid Island located 90 kilometers off the southeast coast of Taiwan. Her work is to test t... (Read more)

Tears
Tears

Guo is a middle-aged police detective nearing retirement. He is stern, stubborn, and solitary, and lives alone in a boarding room after divorce. The b... (Read more)

Sing It!
Sing It!

Tong-Pu primary school is located in a Bunun aboriginal village in central Taiwan. The Principal Bukut, who majors in P.E. rather than Music and under... (Read more)

A Place of One’s Own
A Place of One’s Own

Master Lin makes paper houses—or paper “origami villas”—for the dead. His son Gang has just started working at a real estate a... (Read more)

The Long Goodbye
The Long Goodbye

This is a portrait of patients of Alzheimer disease: Hsu Ching-Chen tends to be forgetful about the fact that her husband is long gone, except when sh... (Read more)

Juliets
Juliets

“Juliet's Choice” It is the 1970s and Taiwan is under Martial Law. Hsiu-Chu, a lame young woman, labors in a printing shop. One day a youn... (Read more)

Gangster Rock
Gangster Rock

A bad-tempered gangster, Hao, gets out of prison and returns to his former gang. The leader of the gang, Jay, has a secret identity: he plays the lead... (Read more)

Baseball Boys
Baseball Boys

A group of Taiwanese aboriginal boys from the countryside of Hualien, the island’s East Coast, are now in the fifth and sixth grades in Fu-Yuang... (Read more)

Spring: The Story of Hsu Chin-Yu
Spring: The Story of Hsu Chin-Yu

Hsu Chin-Yu is a female political prisoner of the White Terror in the 1950s. Hsu was born during the period of Japanese colonial rule, received a Japa... (Read more)

God Man Dog
God Man Dog

Ching, a depressed hand model, tries to release herself from the pain of losing a newborn baby, but neither religious belief nor random affairs can he... (Read more)

Pushing Hands
Pushing Hands

Master Chu, a retired and aging Tai-Chi master, emigrates to New York to live with his son Alex, his American daughter-in-law Martha, and his grandson... (Read more)

Cape No. 7
Cape No. 7

Aga is a young man from Hengchun, Pingtung, the southernmost town on the island of Taiwan. After ten years of a lackluster rock-music career in Taipei... (Read more)

Grandma and Her Ghosts
Grandma and Her Ghosts

Because his mother has to leave the country to attend to his father who got injured while working overseas, Dou Dou, a five-year-old boy, must go to a... (Read more)

Time for Dancing
Time for Dancing

This film documents three post-Cloud-Gate dancers of different backgrounds, trainings, and aesthetics. Lin Hsiang-Hsiu goes to the US to study dance. ... (Read more)

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