Taiwanese documentary cinema

The largest ever retrospective of Taiwanese documentary cinema

As part of the section Transparent Landscape: Taiwan the festival will present over 25 films – including short reportages and botanical time-lapse films from 1930s as well as contemporary testimonies about recent student protests (The 561st Hour of Occupation, 2014).

The historically most comprehensive showcase of Taiwanese documentary cinema will consist of several sections: dedicated to urban and rural impressions, probes into intimate human spheres, and various forms of politically and socially engaged audio-visual production.

“The Taiwanese were thrilled and happy that we in Europe are discovering their documentary art,” says Andrea Slováková, a programmer selecting titles for this special section. “They see it as one of the most distinct expressions of their national and cultural identity.”

This will be the largest retrospective of the country’s documentary cinematography ever presented outside of Taiwan. The screenings of the films will be accompanied by debates with their authors and experts in the field.

 

September 14, 2017