Taiwanese American filmmaker Arvin Chen’s debut feature film made quite a splash earlier this year with worldwide screenings and wonderful buzz. It’s being shown at the Milwaukee Film Festival also. Read our previous interview with Arvin: http://www.taiwaneseamerican.org/2010/03/16/filmmaker-arvin-chen-greets-the-world-with-au-revoir-taipei/ Then, if you get a chance, go watch a screening!
Date: Saturday, Sep 25th
Location: Oriental Theatre 1
Date: Saturday, Oct 2nd
Location: North Shore Cinema 1
Au Revoir Taipei
(Taiwan, 2009, 85 min)
Comedy, Action, Romance
In Mandarin/Taiwanese with English subtitles
Directed By: Arvin Chen
Producers: In-Ah Lee, Wei-Jan Liu, Wim Wenders, Meileen Choo
Screenwriter: Arvin Chen
Cinematographer: Michael Fimognari
Editor: Justin Guerrieri
Hoping to find his recently departed girlfriend in Paris, the young, lovesick Kai convinces a local gangster to buy him a plane ticket, but there’s a catch—Kai must make a mysterious delivery on the same night as his flight. The clandestine mission draws Kai deep into the exotic underworld of nocturnal Taipei, but over the course of the extraordinary night, he discovers the excitement and romance he was longing for is right on his doorstep.
“A romantic comedy match-made with a crime caper, Au Revoir Taipei is best compared with Taiwan delicacy Pearl Milk Tea — sweet, bubbly, with something tasty to chew on.” — The Hollywood Reporter