Taiwan film


Unraveling Taiwan’s Stories of Pain and Tears: An Interview with Aephie Chen

Bryan Chou

Many Taiwanese may lament that European audiences understand their hometown as no more than a remote island in Asia, but Chen took it as an opportunity to construct Taiwan’s identity with cinema.


Epic Love: Taiwan’s LGBT Blockbuster ‘Your Name Engraved Herein’

Rath Wang

'Your Name Engraved Herein' is deeply rooted in Taiwan's history. But the film’s popularity may be more derived from its message that resonates beyond time and place.


'The Good Daughter' Is an Indictment of Global Capital, Patriarchy, Racism

Peter Buckets

'The Good Daughter' depicts Azhe’s defiance as she's caught up in capitalism, patriarchy, and racism.


What to Watch on GagaOOLala, Taiwan’s LGBT Streaming Platform

TNL Staff

GagaOOLala, a Taiwan-based LGBT-focused streaming service, has launched internationally. Here are three highlights from its lineup of films.

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What Can 'The Last Emperor' Teach Us About Life in Confinement?


The digitally remastered version of 'The Last Emperor' is now in Taipei theaters, and it has climbed to second place in the city's box office chart.


'Dear Ex' Brings Taiwanese Cinema Back to Family Melodrama

Taiwan Insight

The film 'Dear Ex' arrived in Taiwan along with the apparent rise of seemingly anachronistic values, writes Chan Shao-yi.


FILM REVIEW: ‘10 Years Taiwan’ Peers Pessimistically Into an Unsettling Future

David Green

Taiwan’s foray into the future-gazing '10-year' franchise is poignant, ponderous and overwhelmingly bleak.


Nervous About Making a 'Taiwanese' Film? Don't Be

Jay Lin

One thing is for sure, if the status quo doesn’t change, Taiwanese film industry will not grow; it will sink.


Taiwanese Film Directors Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang Named Top Ten Asian Directors by BIFF


In celebration of the 20th anniversary of BIFF, the festival committee has launched a special program called, Asian Cinema 100. The program has selected 100 significant Asian films, and "A City of Sadness" by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien ranks number five while Taiwanese director Edward Yang ranks number seven with "A Brighter Summer Day." Hou also places number two among the top ten directors in Asia.

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