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
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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).