What's On in Taiwan this Weekend (11/18-20)

What's On in Taiwan this Weekend (11/18-20)
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What's on this weekend in Taiwan.


Lucy Rose Live in Taipei / Nov. 20 / The Wall Gong-Guan

Lucy Rose has built up her reputation as a folk singer and songwriter since her debut in 2009. Having featured on songs with Bombay Bicycle Club and toured with Counting Crows, she has gradually become one of the most respected and influential of the new generation of U.K. artists.

After releasing her second album, this is Lucy Rose’s first series of concerts in Asia as part of her world tour.


■ “The Audience” - National Theatre Live (《女王召見》英國國家劇院現場) / Nov. 23 / Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Hsin Yi (台北信義威秀)

National Theatre Live’s smash-hit broadcast of the original West End production of “The Audience” - featuring Helen Mirren’s multi-award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II - returns to cinemas in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

“The Audience” is about Queen Elizabeth II's weekly private meetings with each of her twelve Prime Ministers, in which no one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

The theater has been recorded as a film and will be played at Vie Show Cinemas, Xinyi, on Nov. 23.


Pop Up Asia 2016 (亞洲手創展) / Nov. 17–20 / Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Warehouse Four

Pop Up Asia is the first handmade entrepreneurial exhibition that encourages Asian handmade artists to work with various art and cultural organizations. It aims to promote the connection between the handmade art industry and digital technology and discuss how Asian countries can work together to boost the art form.

The exhibition brings together 84 handmade art brands from eight cities in Asia, including Taiwan, Hong-Kong, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia.

PIXAR 30 Years of Animation (皮克斯30周年特展) / Nov. 11–Feb. 12 / National Museum of History

It has been 30 years since the Pixar Animation Studio was founded in 1986. During this period of time, Pixar has created beloved films such as “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo,” “Inside Out” and “The Good Dinosaur.”

The “PIXAR 30 Years of Animation” exhibition includes hand-drawn sketches, paintings, storyboards, color scripts and character models created by the studio’s artists, displaying their work in the development process of each film.


■ Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (比利.林恩的中場戰事) / Drama, War / PG / Trailer

Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn) is a 19-year-old Army specialist fighting in Iraq. After he and his comrades barely survive a tense battle, they are celebrated as heroes and brought home by the U.S. Department of Defense. Upon their return, they go on a promotional tour across the country, during which Lynn recounts the tragic memories of the war.

The film is directed by Ang Lee (李安) using an unprecedented shooting and projection frame rate of 120 frames per second in 3D at 4K HD resolution. The screenplay is based on the novel of the same name by Ben Fountain. It stars Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin and Chris Tucker.

■ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (怪獸與牠們的產地) / Fantasy / PG / Trailer

There are growing dangers in the wizarding world of 1926 New York. A magic zoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who likes to study and take care of magical creatures, arrives in New York with a mysterious suitcase that is home to dozens of magical creatures. Potential disaster strikes when some of Newt’s beasts are let loose.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is a spin-off of the Harry Potter film series inspired by J.K. Rowling’s book with the same name. The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo and Colin Farrell.

■ Night’s Tightrope (少女) / Drama / PG / Trailer

Yuki (Tsubasa Honda) and Atsuko (Mizuki Yamamoto) are best friends that are in their second year of high school. One day, their classmate Shiori (Ryo Sato) tells them that she had once seen her friend’s dead body, which makes Yuki and Atsuko want to witness the moment a person dies. The two then start to make plans for watching people die and the plan spins out of control.

“Night’s Tightrope” is a dark coming-of-age story directed by Yukiko Mishima, and it is based on the Japanese novel “Girls” by Kanae Minato (湊佳苗), author of the popular novel “Confessions.” The film stars Tsubasa Honda, Mizuki Yamamoto, Mackenyu, Goro Inagaki and Ryo Sato.

First Editor: Olivia Yang
Second Editor: Edward White