Synapses by Tso-chi Chang will open the activities for the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival which will take place from November 7th – 24th in Taipei, Taiwan.
About the festival:
The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF) is the largest film festival in Taiwan. Starting in 1980 as a non-competitive showcase, TGHFF aims at introducing prominent cinema from around the world, in order to promote cinema as an art form and to enhance intercultural understanding through cinema.
Critically acclaimed filmmakers who have visited TGHFF throughout the years include Abbas Kiarostami, Hal Hartley, Atom Egoyan, Olivier Assayas, François Ozon, Theo Angelopoulos, Krzysztof Zanussi, Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, Nicolas Winding Refn, Cristian Mungiu, Denis Villeneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Leos Carax. Renowned Asian filmmakers such as Nagisa Oshima, Morita Yoshimitsu, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Yasmin Ahmad, Shunji Iwai, Kim Ki-duk, Lee Chang-dong, Hirokazu Koreeda, Brillante Mendoza, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul also have attended the festival.
Synapses centers around the storm within a family: a husband suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, the chaotic emotional relationship of the daughter just out of jail, and the secret disclosed by the visit of an acquaint. Chang Tso-chi has won two Golden Horse Awards: Best Original Screenplay (Darkness and Light) and Best Film Editing (Thanatos, Drunk), while his The Best of Times and When Love Comes both crowned Best Feature Film and Audience Choice Award. (TGHFF)
For more information about the programme please visit the official website of the festival: TGHFF Website