Date: Monday, May 14, 2012
Location: CGV CINEMAS – Theater 3
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Join Taiwanese American Professionals – Los Angeles (TAP-LA) at the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival screening of “10+10” for which TAP-LA is co-presenting.
The movie synopsis:
Commissioned by the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, twenty outstanding Taiwanese directors were each asked to create one five-minute short film inspired by the same topic: the uniqueness of their country. The resulting stories and documentaries, which did not have to adhere to any kind of dictates either formally or in terms of content, provide an astonishingly multifaceted panorama of Taiwanese society. The filmmakers’ personal perspectives span a wide-ranging network of images, between historical events and political vigilance, rebellion and devotion, magical realism and unflinching illusion. The diverse cinematic approaches used by these cineastes open a window onto their own imagination when they choose whether to employ an epistolary form or a monologue; to include elements of a thriller, silent cinema, theatre of the absurd or dark comedy; or simply to observe carefully with a camera. Hou Hsiao-Hsien, one of the leading proponents of Taiwanese new wave cinema, opens and closes this portmanteau film with his minimalistic tale LA BELLE ÉPOQUE which focuses on the primal cell of any society – the family unit. This is an unusual film project that gives us an impressive array of food for thought.
Digital, 114 mins., color, narrative, in Mandarin with English subtitles
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