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Taiwan Movie Theatre - Twa-Tiu-Tiann

Taiwan Movie Theatre - Twa-Tiu-Tiann
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Venue: Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Centre (8853 Selkirk Street, Vancouver)
Tel: 604-267-0901
Free admission

Twa-Tiu-Tiann

2014∣128min∣Color∣Fiction∣Mandarin, Taiwanese

College student Yo-si unexpectedly travels 100 years back in time with an eccentric history professor. Not only does Yo-si get to experience firsthand the imperial glory of the Japanese Empire and Twa-Tiu-Tiann, the most prosperous area in Taipei as it was in the 1920s, but he also falls in love with the prettiest geisha in town. However, Yo-si must unwillingly return to present-day Taipei when he becomes involved in a secret mission concerning the royal visit of Japanese crown prince Hirohito.

The movie is permeated by a typical Taiwanese spirit that recapitulates history in a fantasy-like style. At the same time, it cleverly blends popular catchphrases from films and TV programs into its story. The movie epitomizes how popular culture in Taiwan uses fashionable references to convey historical messages.

Director
YEH Tien-lun
Born in 1975, YEH is a director, actor, screenwriter, TV show host, and even a first-class voice actor for commercials in Taiwan due to the versatility of his voice, while his TV dramas are hugely popular with audiences. YEH’s film Night Market Hero was the highest grossing Chinese New Year film of 2010.