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10 Short Films you shouldn’t miss at the 28th Women Make Waves Film Festival

These are ten short films you shouldn’t miss at the 28th Women Make Waves Film Festival which will take place from October 15th – 24th, 2021 at the Spot Huashan cinema (No. 1, Section 1, Bade Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei)

– Recommended Films –

8teen by Shao Lin – Taiwan | 2021 – 28 minutes

With the absence of his parents and his drunken grandfather, Jay’s dream of a life far away from the village begins to fade. One day, a beautiful girl from the big city enters Jay’s life… (WMW 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 16th, 2021 | Saturday | Spot Huashan A Two | 14:10 pm
October 24th, 2021 | Sunday | Spot Huashan A Two | 10:40 am

A Trip to Heaven by Duong Linh – Vietnam | 2020 – 15 minutes

Fifty-year-old Madam TAM joins a peculiar bus tour to the Mekong Delta with a friend. On the trip, she bumps into her high school sweetheart. She’s hopeful for a chance of reconciliation, but maybe he’s not (WMW 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 18th, 2021 | Monday | Spot Huashan A Two | 14:10 pm
October 21st, 2021 | Thursday | Spot Huashan A Two | 19:50 pm

B. Selvi & Daughters by Drishya – India | 2020 – 25 minutes

Selvi, a 50-year old woman, has taken back her hobby of selling sarees after her husband’s death. She is struggling with the confidence to build it into a real business while her daughter’s idea of an online shop seems too idealistic. Is she capable of handling a business on her own? (WMW 2021)

Screening Dates:
October 17th, 2021 | Sunday | Spot Huashan A Two | 21:50 pm
October 20th, 2021 | Wednesday | Spot Huashan A Two | 15:20 pm

Born, Unborn, and Born Again by Jeon Kyuri – South Korea | 2020 – 13 minutes

The film revolves around JEON’s struggle to embody the White Horse, a Chinese zodiac sign which occurs every 60-year cycle. With the abortion debate’s entanglement with misogynic myths and the introduction of modern technologies, an untold history resurfaces in the present, and re-orients us towards the future (WMW 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 18th, 2021 | Monday | Spot Huashan A Two | 12:30 pm
October 21st, 2021 | Thursday | Spot Huashan A Two | 14:40 pm

Girl in the water by Huang Shi-Rou – Taiwan | 2021 – 7 minutes

Gazing at the wall cancer and the scar, the woman recalls her past love. The film depicts femininity and female internal time-consciousness through a broken heart’s healing. The story is based on the director’s personal experiences (WMW 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 17th, 2021 | Sunday | Spot Huashan A Two | 19:50 pm
October 22nd, 2021 | Friday | Spot Huashan A Two | 19:00 pm

Homeless by Dai Wei – Taiwan | 2021 – 27 minutes

A lost girl is looking for a place to stay. When a child who has a desire for survival meets an old man who scavenges for waste, they look for a home together, just like a dream that happened in the blink of an eye (WMW 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 17th, 2021 | Sunday | Spot Huashan A Two | 14:40 pm
October 22nd, 2021 | Friday | Spot Huashan A Two | 17:00 pm

Judy Free by Che Tagyamon – Philippines, Singapore | 2019 – 20 minutes

Judy’s reality is intruded when her migrant worker father comes home as an animated doodle figure after working abroad. She struggles dealing with the new king-like presence in the household. Her plan to get close to him is put in jeopardy when a commotion happens (WMW 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 18th, 2021 | Monday | Spot Huashan A Two | 14:10 pm
October 21st, 2021 | Thursday | Spot Huashan A Two | 19:50 pm

Lemongrass Girl by Pom Bunsermvicha – Thailand | 2021 – 18 minutes

According to Thai superstition, a virgin can ward off rain by planting lemongrass upside-down underneath an open sky. A young production manager on a film set is tasked to carry out this tradition. She has no choice but to take on the burden of becoming the lemongrass girl (WMW 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 19th, 2021 | Tuesday | Spot Huashan A Two | 10:30 am
October 24th, 2021 | Sunday | Spot Huashan A Two | 12:30 pm

My Grandmother is an egg by Chang Wu-Ching – Taiwan | 2021 – 8 minutes

Eggs are fragile but meanwhile tough. My grandmother is an egg. My grandmother was a T’ung-yang-hsi. It is a traditional practice of pre-arranged marriage, selling young girls to another family to be raised as future daughters-in-law. The film aims to reflect the oppression of women (WMW 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 16th, 2021 | Saturday | Spot Huashan A Two | 14:10 pm
October 24th, 2021 | Sunday | Spot Huashan A Two | 10:40 am

Usay by Usay Masiru – Taiwan | 2020 – 37 minutes

Usay is an Amis name meaning lovers. Chih-Yuan is a Han-Chinese name meaning wisdom and harmony. The connection between Taoyuan-Saowac and Hualien-Matalin tribe is also a dialogue between Chih-Yuan and Usay. This path of seeking out Usay and settling Chih-Yuan requires courage and is a necessary journey to take (WMW 2021).

Screening Dates:
October 17th, 2021 | Sunday | Spot Huashan A Two | 19:50 pm
October 22nd, 2021 | Friday | Spot Huashan A Two | 19:00 pm

For more information please visit: http://www.wmw.org.tw/en

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