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World Premiere

The Great Buddha +

PG15

HUANG A-Yao

2017|Taiwan|DCP|B&W/Colour|102'

Schedule

Date Time Venues Filmmaker in Attendance Add to My Film List
2017/06/29 19:30 Taipei Zhongshan Hall YES Sold out
2017/07/08 19:40 SPOT HUASHAN Cinema A One YES Sold out
2017/07/08 19:40 SPOT HUASHAN Cinema A Two Sold out

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Chinese/English

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Synopsis

Pickle is a night security guard at a bronze statue factory. His colleague, Belly Bottom, works as a recycling collector during the day, and Pickle’s biggest pleasure in life is flicking through the porn magazines Belly Bottom collects in the small hours in the security room. Having late night snacks and watching television are an integral part of their dull lives. One day when the television is broken, their lives are changed forever. The story involves gods, the middle-aged men’s sexual desire and the conversation between ghosts and humans. Maybe the audience will find it preposterous, but isn’t life itself a farce?

Director

HUANG Hsin-yao was born in 1973 and obtained an MFA from the Tainan National University of the Arts. A documentary filmmaker, Huang had been a board member of the Taipei Documentary Filmmakers' Union. His works are known for the satirical tone used to portray the dream and the disappointment of youth and the humorous narrative that enhances the preposterous situations one often faces in life. Huang’s [Bluffing] (2005) won Best Documentary at the Golden Harvest Awards. With his unique film aesthetics, his visual poem [Nimbus] shot by himself, won the Jury Prize at the 2010 Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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