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30 Films you cannot miss at the 54th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2017 (Part 2)

We continue with our list of films you cannot miss at the 54th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2017 that will take place from November 3rd – 24th, in Taipei (Taiwan).

Love and Goodbye and Hawaii by Matsumura Shingo – Japan | 2017 – 94 min.
Section: Windows on Asia

Rinko has been living with Isamu for three years. They have decided to break up, but are still living together. Rinko feels that she still loves Isamu. One day, Rinko finds out that a young girl who studies with Isamu has feelings for him. And it seems that Isamu is becoming attracted to her. Now, Rinko is faced with a tough decision.

Schedule:
November 20th, 2017 | Monday | Shin Kong Cinemas 1 | 18:50 pm (Q&A)
November 21st, 2017 | Tuesday | Shin Kong Cinemas 1 | 13:40 pm (Q&A)

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Love Education by Sylvia Chang – China, Taiwan | 2017 – 121 min.
Section: In Competition

Mother intends to relocate Grandpa’s grave so he could be re-buried with Grandma. However, her decision sparkles a conflict with Nana, Grandpa’s first wife. Weiwei, caught between her mother and Nana, is turning the fight over the grave into a reality TV show. However, after having spent time with Nana, she learns a new understanding of life.

Schedule:
November 23rd, 2017 | Thursday | Vie Show Taipei Hsin Yi 10 | 21:40 pm (Q&A)

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Malila the farewell flower by Anucha Boonyawatana – Thailand | 2017 – 94 min.
Section: Windows on Asia

Pitch and Shane, who once were lovers, are trying to heal the pain of their lives by reviving their old romance through the making the traditional Thai ornament made of the leaves and flowers that symbolize love and virtue. When Shane finds out that Pich is dying, he decides to become a monk.

Schedule:
November 21st, 2017 | Tuesday | Shin Kong Cinemas 1 | 21:30 pm (Q&A)
November 22nd 2017 | Wednesday | Shin Kong Cinemas 2 | 13:40 pm (Q&A)

 

Marlina the murderer in four acts by Mouly Surya – Indonesia | 2017 – 93 min.
Section: Windows on Asia

In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed of her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several men of the gang. Seeking justice, she goes on a journey for empowerment and redemption. But the road is long especially when the ghost of her headless victim begins to haunt her.

Schedule:
November 3rd, 2017 | Friday | Shin Kong Cinemas 1 | 16:40 pm
November 19th, 2017 | Sunday | Shin Kong Cinemas 1 | 13:40 pm
November 21st, 2017 | Tuesday | IN89 Digital Cinemax 2 | 15:40 pm (Q&A)

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Mon mon mon monsters! by Giddens Ko – Taiwan | 2017 – 112 min.
Section: In Competition

One night, four high school boys decide to steal a safe and unexpectedly capture a little monster. Meanwhile, the little creature’s monster companion has been searching for it since they get separated. As the monster approaches, the boys’ minds become twisted and their friendship put to the test. In the end, everyone turns into a monster…

Schedule:
November 3rd, 2017 | Monday | IN89 Digital Cinemax 2 | 13:00 pm

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Plastic China by Wang Jiu-liang – Taiwan | 2016 – 82 min.
Section: In Competition

11-year-old Yijie works alongside her parents in a recycling facility. Through Yijie’s story, the film explores how the wastes are recycled by the workers’ bare hands and their dilemma. Through their eyes and hands, the film looks into the impact of the global consumption of plastics on these workers’ lives and the environment.

Schedule:
November 23rd, 2017 | Thursday | Shin Kong Cinemas 2 | 21:50 pm

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Shuttle Life by Tan Seng Kiat – Malaysia | 2017 – 90 min.
Section: In Competition

One day, a car runs a red light and hits Ah Qiang and his 5-year-old sister Hui Shan. Unfortunately, Hui Shan gets killed in the accident. Ah Qiang desperately tries to see Hui Shan but he has no documents to prove their relationship. As their mother has mental problems, Ah Qiang is forced to face the incident alone.

Schedule:
November 19th, 2017 | Sunday | Shin Kong Cinemas 2 | 19:40 pm (Q&A)
November 21st, 2017 | Tuesday | Shin Kong Cinemas 2 | 18:40 pm (Q&A)

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Stonehead by Zhao Xiang – China | 2016 – 92 min.
Section: Chinese Global Vision

11-year-old Stonehead lives in a remote village deserted by the parents who leave their children in the care of older relatives. In this community devoid of male role models, Stonehead yearns to establish contact with his long-absent father and gain his approval. He and his classmates struggle to find their moral compass as they learn how to “be a man”.

Schedule:
November 21st, 2017 | Tuesday | Shin Kong Cinemas 1 | 19:00 pm
November 22nd, 2017 | Wednesday | IN89 Digital Cinemax 2 | 19:30 pm

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The Deserted by Tsai Ming-liang – Taiwan | 2017 – 55 min.
Section: Special Screening

Hsiao-kang is recuperating from an illness in the mountains. His late mother visits him and cooks for him. But he is unable to eat the food. A female ghost lives next door to him. Like his mother, she’s unable to enter his life. The only companion he can speak with is a lone fish.

Schedule:
November 17th, 2017 | Friday | Nishi Honganji Square Shuxin Hall | 16:30 pm
November 17th, 2017 | Friday | Nishi Honganji Square Shuxin Hall | 18:00 pm
November 18th, 2017 | Saturday | Nishi Honganji Square Shuxin Hall | 11:00 am
November 18th, 2017 | Saturday | Nishi Honganji Square Shuxin Hall | 13:30 pm
November 18th, 2017 | Saturday | Nishi Honganji Square Shuxin Hall | 16:30 pm
November 18th, 2017 | Saturday | Nishi Honganji Square Shuxin Hall | 18:00 pm
November 19th, 2017 | Sunday | Nishi Honganji Square Shuxin Hall | 11:00 am
November 19th, 2017 | Sunday | Nishi Honganji Square Shuxin Hall | 13:30 pm
November 19th, 2017 | Sunday | Nishi Honganji Square Shuxin Hall | 16:30 pm
November 19th, 2017 | Sunday | Nishi Honganji Square Shuxin Hall | 18:00 pm

 

The Foolish Bird by Huang Ji and Otsuka Ryuji – China | 2017 – 117 min.
Section: In Competition

Winter is coming to a small town in southern China, when 16-year-old Lynn, a ‘left-behind’ child who grew up with her grandparents, prepares for the university entrance exams. Often getting bullied at school, she steals mobile phones and sells them to men she doesn’t know. As she takes risks, she has her first sexual experience – a cruel one.

Schedule:
November 13th, 2017 | Monday | IN89 Digital Cinemax 2 | 10:30 am

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