Film Countries Archives: Taiwan

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Murmur of the Hearts Nian Nian

  Sylvia Chang

  Taiwan      2015    

Synopsis

This tender and introspective drama connects the lives of three seemingly disparate characters: an unexpectedly pregnant painter, a distracted tour guide, and a talentless boxer. Each at a crossroads in their lives, they’re forced to reflect on their pasts as they prepare for uncertain futures. Intricately weaving together the threads of their lives, the film offers an elegant, surreal portrait of a generation at a crossroads.

 Mandarin with subtitles 
  119 minutes

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In-person Screening

Wed, Aug 28 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center

Tickets available Monday, August 19.

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Far Away Eyes

  Wang Chun-hong

  Taiwan      2021    

Synopsis

A photographer wanders through Taipei as the city braces for a presidential election. Adrift and questioning his chosen vocation, self-doubt begins to creep in as his 30th birthday approaches. What does his future hold? A thoughtful blend of fiction and documentary, complemented by gentle, strikingly composed black-and-white cinematography, distinguish this contemplative urban travelog of sorts that echoes the quiet pulse of life in the city.

 Chinese with subtitles 
  79 minutes

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Chen Uen

  Wan-Jo Wang

  Taiwan      2020    

Synopsis

One of the most celebrated and influential comic book artists in all of Asia, Chen Uen drew influence from Chinese ink and western-style painting, wuxia films, and the world around him. He crafted a signature style, one that he adapted across art forms including video games and puppet shows. A series of emotional interviews are combined with a stunning visual showcase of his work to present an intimate portrait of a monumental talent, his evolution across different media, and his enduring legacy.

 Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese with subtitles 
  130 minutes

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In-person post-screening discussion with Professor Wenhwa Ts’ao, Columbia College Chicago.

Post-screening discussion presented by: Logo: Citi 161x100

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We Are Champions Xia ban chang

  Jung-chi Chang

  Taiwan      2019    

Synopsis

Tung-hao and Hsiu-yu are living on the fringes of society, struggling to help their family make ends meet. When a video of the brothers playing basketball goes viral, the two become coveted recruits for the annual High School Basketball League championship. After an argument between the two causes a rift in their relationship, they join separate rival squads in the leadup to the big tournament. When they cross paths in the biggest game of the year, the brothers discover that some things in life are more important than basketball.

 Mandarin with subtitles 
  118 minutes

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