The City

The City

A sharp-edged binary opposition between urban cities and rural areas was usually on display in early Taiwanese films: while rural areas represent inno... (Read more)

Films
Blue Moon
Blue Moon

A “blue moon” refers to something that happens once in a lifetime or a second full moon in the same calendar month. Cuen-Shu and A-Gua, cl... (Read more)

Cheerful Wind
Cheerful Wind

Hsing-Hui works as an assistant cameraperson for advertisement director Luo-Tzu, whom she has been keeping at arm’s length in the face of his ro... (Read more)

Cloud of Romance
Cloud of Romance

TUAN Wan-Lu is a naïve and carefree young woman raised in the family of a professor and doted on by her protective older brother and childhood fr... (Read more)

The Moths
The Moths

Misuo, an entomologist, is shown a reconstruction project of an old building by her architect boyfriend. Later, images that are not part of her own me... (Read more)

The Losers
The Losers

Hsiou-tsai is an amateur actor in Taipei, who chooses to go back to his hometown Meinong and work on the family farm due to his financial burdens. How... (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)

Together
Together

Seventeen should be a carefree age, but Yang gets to see the complexities of love in the world. His best friend Ma is mad at his girlfriend. His fathe... (Read more)

Connection by Fate
Connection by Fate

A-Te used to be a social movement fanatic. But after suffering the pain of divorce and the death of his child, he changed his profession and became a ... (Read more)

When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep
When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep

Tung wakes one morning to find his girlfriend has abandoned him, leaving only a break-up note stuck to his forehead. While reeling from this turn of e... (Read more)

Thief
Thief

During a hot and humid summer night in Taipei, Jenny is given an expensive cell phone by her boyfriend, Luke. They stroll through the bustling, exotic... (Read more)

Hear Me
Hear Me

Taipei, 2009. Easygoing twenty-something HUANG Tian-Kuo delivers lunch boxes for his restaurateur parents. He gets to know LIN Yang-Yang, a street per... (Read more)

Hopscotch
Hopscotch

Chung is a tow truck driver in Taipei, earning a meager salary to support his family by towing away cars parked in prohibited areas. However, it makes... (Read more)

Accidental Trio
Accidental Trio

Accidental Trio is the story of three families in Taipei’s emerging middle class in the late 1960s. Every family has at least one member trying ... (Read more)

Bohemians in Taipei: The Life of Theatre
Bohemians in Taipei: The Life of Theatre

Poet, curator, and theater and movie director Hung Hung records a unique moment of Taiwanese avant-garde theater in this documentary. Between the 1980... (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)

Vive L'amour
Vive L'amour

Mei is a real estate agent. Hsiao-Kang sells spaces for funerary urns. A-Jung is a street vendor selling women’s clothes. The lives of these thr... (Read more)

Early Train from Taipei
Early Train from Taipei

Xiulan and Huotu grew up together in the same village in Changhua County, and they love and are committed to each other. To pay off her family’s... (Read more)

Dangerous Youth
Dangerous Youth

Kuei-Yuan is a deliveryman for a cosmetics store, an easy rider living a womanizer’s life. One day he comes across an innocent and romantic teen... (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)

Honey PuPu
Honey PuPu

Midnight radio-show hostess Vicky searches for her lover, Dog, who disappeared without a trace. While investigating his whereabouts in Taipei City, Vi... (Read more)

Tropical Fish
Tropical Fish

Taipei teenager Chih-chiang does not do well in school, and is a day dreamer. He witnesses the kidnapping of a little boy by accident. After being dis... (Read more)

When Love Comes
When Love Comes

The film is set in an old-style house in Mengjia, an old district of Taipei. Rebellious teenage girl Laichun, now 16, lives with her extended family. ... (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)

Orz Boyz
Orz Boyz

Two naughty little boys always play tricks on classmates, tease girls at school, fight with other boys, and lie to everyone until their teacher breaks... (Read more)

Chocolate Rap
Chocolate Rap

Chocolate is a working-class youth and a hot-shot street dancer. After beating a group of six dancers, Choco wins their leader Pachinko’s friendship a... (Read more)

Parking
Parking

On Mother’s Day, Chen Mo goes to a bakery to buy dessert for his wife, only to find his car blocked in by a double-parked car. As Chen Mo searches for... (Read more)

The Terrorizers
The Terrorizers

Set in 1980s Taipei, the film shows three groups of complete strangers whose lives intertwine in strange ways, making for an enigmatic thriller. An id... (Read more)

Rebels of the Neon Gods
Rebels of the Neon Gods

Refusing to take the College Entrance Exam, Xiao-Kang drops out of cram school and hangs around Ximending, spending all his time in a video arcade. On... (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)

Zoom Hunting
Zoom Hunting

Yang Ruyi, a fashion magazine photographer, lives in a middle-class district in Taipei with her sister Yang Ruxing, a writer of detective stories. One... (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)

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