Arts & Culture


‘The Moon’ Is Dumb but Exciting

CJ Sheu

Is it good? Not really. But the excitement and explosions still manage to deliver.


‘Past Lives’ Meditates on the Before and the After

CJ Sheu

“Past Lives” is a poignant and well-observed character study of an immigrant whose past in the old country walks into her present.


Feel the magic of space and let yourself be touched – we step into Chi Po-lin Museum

The exhibition of the Chi Po-lin Museum, “The City, The Flâneur,” explores the texture of cities “from a bird's-eye view”, narrating the beauty and sorrow of cities. The Chi Po-lin Museum was inaugurated in April 2019 and already hosted three exhibitions, “View Above Mountains,” “​Above The Coast,” and “Reflection of Rivers” consecutively. They have accumulated nearly 60 thousand visits.


Films, Art, Bathrooms: The Cinema of Tsai Ming-Liang

The Taiwan-based filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang talks about his childhood in Malaysia and his quest to blur the line between museums and cinemas.


‘Small, Slow but Steady’ Is a Quietly Moving Boxing Film

CJ Sheu

“Small, Slow but Steady,” a biopic about a Deaf female boxer, has a quiet power that’s incredibly moving.


Taiwan Sets First Creative Content Fest Dedicated to All Modes of Creativity

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic might have paralyzed global travel but that has not stopped Taiwan from flexing its muscles and putting its film and entertainment content on the world stage.


‘The Idol’ Ends Not with a Bang but a Whimper

CJ Sheu

“The Idol” contains intense scenes of kinky sex and abuse between the star Jocelyn and club owner Tedros, evoking a one-sided portrayal of the entertainment industry as peculiarly manipulative and misogynistic.


Exhibition: Reconnecting Painter Ka Tokurai With Taiwan

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Ka Tokurai, one of the many Taiwanese expat artists educated in Japan during the early 1900s, never forgot about his hometown.


TAICCA Initiatives Help Taiwanese Content Ride Cultural Wave to Global Distribution

In July, TAICCA initiated the First Mile program, linking publishers, scriptwriters, and investors for the Print-to-Screen Adaptation Content Development Plan to boost TV and film production in Taiwan. The program extends to the 2020 Taiwan Creative Content Fest.


Only Taiwan Could Make ‘Eye of the Storm’

CJ Sheu

Despite some unconvincing contrivances, Eye of the Storm powerfully evokes the dread and uncertainty of the early days of a communicable viral outbreak.

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