2020 Taoyuan TIEFF

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

19:00 screening · Taoyuan Arts Cinema
90 minutes
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Heartbound-A Different Kind of Love Story

An epic drama on cross-cultural marriages between Thai women and Danish fishermen, co-directed by Janus Metz (Armadillo, True Detective, Borg Vs Mc Enroe). Over a decade the directors follow four couples as they struggle to find a way out of poverty and loneliness and see their children grow up to heap the seeds or pay the price of their mothers…

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

19:00 screening · Taoyuan Arts Cinema
83 minutes
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REVENIR (To Return)

For years, the stories of West African migrants and refugees have been told through the lenses of foreign journalists. Now there is a story from the inside.

Part road-trip, part memoir, part journalistic investigation, REVENIR follows Kumut Imesh, a refugee from the Ivory Coast now living in France, as he returns to the African continent and attempts to retrace the…

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

19:00 screening · Taoyuan Arts Cinema
94 minutes
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Demons in Paradise

Sri Lanka 1983, Jude Ratnam is five years old. On a red train, he flees the massacre of the Tamils instigated by the Pro-Sinhalese majoritarian government. Now a filmmaker, he takes the same train from South to North.

As he advances, the traces of the violence of the 26-year-old war and the one which turned the Tamil’s fight for freedom…

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

19:00 screening · Taoyuan Arts Cinema
91 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
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32KM, 60 years

After being abandoned for nearly seven decades, the old tribal village is difficult to reach with almost no roads leading to it. The only guide on our journey in search of our roots is Wilang, who drags his octogenarian body up the mountain. As we follow Wilang’s footsteps, we travel a tunnel back in time…

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Muakai’s Wedding

In 1932, Muakai from the Zingrur royal family of the Kaviyangan village was accessioned into the Taihoku imperial University (former name of the National Taiwan University, abbr. NTU) and stood silently in the corner of the Museum of Anthropology. Considering to applying for the National Treasure, Professor Chia-yu Hu of NTU went back to village since 2014 and discussed related…

Monday, November 23, 2020

18:00 screening · National Central University Art Center
82 minutes · With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
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Our Happy Birth Day

Anais and Daisy meet a midwife, a dying profession, and have a new understand of life and death. Since then, they’ve chosen a birthing process that is differently from 99% of the women in Taiwan.

Anais, an aromatherapist, lives a natural and holistic lifestyle and refuses modern medicine. At the local theater, she plays an expectant mother who is forced…