Groove with "A Root" in Mexico and Chile
|"A Root", a world fusion ensemble that incorporates with Taiwanese and Western instrumental music, kicked off their first Latin America Tour at Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico) and the Municipal Theatre of La Pintana (Chile) in 2022 October. The crowded audiences danced and moved with their groove music and songs which are inspired by Taiwanese folk songs and tales about monsters. Welcome to watch the great show at Festival Internacional Cervantino here: https://fb.watch/gkbvOXcEZT/.|
The 2022 Hawaii International Film Festival "Spotlight on Taiwan" Heavyweight Blockbuster Gathers
|The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) enters its 42nd anniversary this year and will run from November 3rd to 27th. The Taiwan Academy of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles cooperates with the Hawaii International Film Festival for the 12th consecutive year to launch “Spotlight on Taiwan," an in-person and online screening of 8 Taiwanese films at Consolidated Theatres Kahala in Hawaii.|
"Spotlight on Taiwan" presents films with good box office and good reputation. The film "Goddamned Asura," which is based on actual events, investigates the ripple effects of a random murder incident by bringing out the complex and multi-layered psychology of six characters. "Mama Boy" is a romantic comedy depicting the process of an innocent boy looking for love and self-worth in the parent-child relationship and in real life. The film "Gaga," nominated for 6 Golden Horse Awards and chosen for the "Indigenous Lens" section of HIFF, tells us how the three generations of the Atayal tribe had conflicts over political values and different cultures. “Demi God," adapted from the legendary puppet show hero Su Huan Zhen, won the Best Animation Award at the Taipei Film Festival. The four features have an impressive cast. In addition, directors Lou Yi-an and Arvin Chen of "Goddamned Asura" and "Mama Boy" will attend the post-screening discussion to share the underlying narratives.
The short film program will be broadcast online in the United States, including "Tank Fairy"、 "To the Sea"、 "Swallow"、 "Do Not Go Gentle in Taipei." For film festival tickets and more information, please visit https://hiff.org/.
Asian World Film Festival presents a Taiwan Film Day special Red Carpet screening of “Goddamned Asura”.
|The Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles and Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), in partnership with the Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), held a successful Taiwan Film Day—a special screening of Goddamned Asura followed by a Q&A with director Lou Yi-An and a reception on November 10th, 2022.|
The theater was packed with up to 153 invited people. Professionals from the Hollywood film industry, such as Marc Zorn (Content Protection and Production Security at Marvel Studios), Eli Steiger (Academy Member and Cinematographer for The Day After Tomorrow and Godzilla), Steven Shaw (Academy Member, ASC Member, and Cinematographer for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), and others, took part in the screening and reception. Additionally, we collaborated with Barco to display this movie at Taiwan Film Day in HDR format using a more advanced theater projector.
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