Liang is sure he wants to end his life. Less sure is how exactly he wants to do it. According to the Internet, eating 40 spoons of cinnamon, 400 pieces of chewing gum or 215 carrots at once will do the trick, but it’s hardly practical. But then he comes across a copy of Yukio… Continue reading LIFE FOR SALE
Su Huan-jen is a young prodigy who has not only mastered martial arts better than Jackie Chan, but who’s also a renowned doctor. His sole flaw is that he compulsively reads and borrows books without ever returning them on time. The result? He has a monumental tab at the local bookstore. And when he is… Continue reading DEMIGOD: THE LEGEND BEGINS
In the Middle Ages, within an uninhabited forest of China, the lifeless body of a man called Wu is found, tied to a tree. His young spouse, Ah Ying, is found lying in a stable, unconscious, and she has apparently been raped. What happened? A criminal investigation starts, and three suspects are quickly arrested: a… Continue reading AH YING
On a commuter bus, a necklace is stolen. This is followed by a tragic and fatal road accident, which reveals love, hatred, and vengeance. The film climaxes as the bus went ablaze, burning and glittering against the pitch-dark coastal sky.
A snowed-in country road, not far from the Canadian border. A billboard alongside the road reads: “Make our country great again!”. JC, a young Filipino, takes in the landscape, while his European father drives him to the family motel. The building is as charming as a Nazi bunker and clients are rare. However, the business… Continue reading Motel Acacia
No swinging sixties in Taiwan: a group of students hide from the Kuomintang, who torture the population in order to eradicate all communist scum… A hyper realist fever dream, in between SILENT HILL (the atmosphere) and PAN’S LABYRINTH (the political context).