Taiwan Takes Leading Role in London East Asia Film Festival 2018

(Photo source: LEAFF)

The London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF), the most celebrated champion of East Asian cinema and culture in the UK, will take place between 25th October - 4th November. To mark the recent surge of domestic and foreign attention surrounding Taiwanese cinema, LEAFF announced that Taiwan will play a central role in its third annual film festival, with “Cinematic Journey Through Taiwan” giving attendees the opportunity to learn more about Taiwan through a series of film screenings, panel discussions, and in-depth conversations.

 

In total, ten films from Taiwan will be screened, covering the past, present and future of Taiwanese cinema. Audiences will have the chance to watch classic films such as ‘A City of Sadness’ by director Hou Hsiao-hsien (1989), ‘A Brighter Summer Day’ by Edward Yang (1991), and ‘Tropical Fish’ by Chen-Yu-hsun (1995). On the opposite side of the spectrum, socially-charged ‘10 years Taiwan’ (2018) - a series of shorts produced by five talented filmmakers - imagines the future of Taiwanese society in 2028.

 

The film festival has also acknowledged the talent and creativity of emerging Taiwanese directors, and three have been shortlisted for the prestigious Philips-Lee Award: ‘The Great Buddha+’ by Huang Hsin-yao (2017), The Bold, The Corrupt and the Beautiful by Yang Ya-che (2017), and Dear Ex by Mag Hsu & Chih-yen Hsu (2018).

 

‘Sen Sen’ (2017) by director Bon An will be featured to highlight the voice of women in East Asian cinema, whilst Hsiao Ya-chuan’s film ‘Father to Son’ (2018) has been selected as part of the ‘Official LEAFF Selection.’ Last but not least, a 2018 documentary collaboration between Taiwan & Myanmar entitled ‘14 Apples’ (2018) will also be given its UK Premiere at the festival.

 

Stories of Women, a Panel Discussion, will be held on 2nd November in partnership with London East Asia Film Festival and Asia House. Bon An, Taiwanese film director of ‘Sen Sen’, will join the talk. The event will followed by ‘Taiwan Night’ & a Drinks Reception.

 

The London East Asia Film Festival 2018 will take place between 25th October - 4th November. To purchase tickets please follow the links below.

 

28th October

  1. 悲情城市 A CITY OF SADNESS

Time:  10:00-13:00

Venue: The Soho Hotel (4 Richmond Mews London ,W1D 3DH )

https://acityofsadness.eventbrite.co.uk (limited seats available)

 

  1. 牯嶺街少年殺人事件 A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY

Time:  13:30-17:30

Venue:  Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

https://abrightersummerday.eventbrite.co.uk

 

  1. 大佛普拉斯 THE GREAT BUDDHA +

Time:  18:00-20:30

Venue:  Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

https://thegreatbuddha.eventbrite.co.uk

 

  1. 范保德 FATHER TO SON:

Time:  20:45-22:45

Venue:  Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

https://fathertoson.eventbrite.co.uk

 

29th October

十年台灣 10 Years Taiwan

Time:  19:00-21:00

Venue:  Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

https://10yearstaiwan.eventbrite.co.uk

 

30th October

  1. 十四顆蘋果 14 APPLES

Time:  18:30

Venue:  Bertha DocHouse

http://dochouse.org/cinema/screenings/leaff-14-apples (limited seats available)

 

  1. 熱帶魚 TROPICAL FISH

Time:  18:45-20:45

Venue: Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

https://tropicalfish.eventbrite.co.uk

 

2nd November

  1. 誰先愛上他的 DEAR EX:

Time:  19:30-21:00

Venue:  Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

https://dearex.eventbrite.co.uk

 

  1. Stories of Women: London East Asia Film Festival, Panel Discussion (followed by ‘Taiwan Night’ & a Drinks Reception)

Time: 18:30 – 21:00

Venue: Asia House

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stories-of-women-london-east-asia-film-festival-panel-discussion-tickets-50359402328

 

3rd November

  1. 生生 SEN SEN

Time:  14:00-16:00 +

Venue:  Vue Cinema London – Piccadilly

https://sensen.eventbrite.co.uk

 

  1. 血觀音 THE BOLD, CORRUPT, BEAUTIFUL

Time:  21:45-23:30

Venue:  Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

https://boldcorruptbeautiful.eventbrite.co.uk