Time: Thursday August 27 – Sunday August 30
Venue: Vancity Theatre
Supported by Cinevolution Media Arts Society.
One way to better understand Taiwan is through the lens of movie directors.TAIWANfest is introducing a few highly acclaimed movies from Taiwan into our programming, such as Island Etude, Orz Boys and 1895. These movies depict different journeys people take on to realize their dreams. Along the way, they fell, they learned, they fought but they also had fun and never gave up. Be it a cyclist finding himself in a lone journey touring the island of Taiwan, or boys looking for a passage to another dimension, their passions and courage touch audiences everywhere.
The feature film, Cape No. 7 is no different. Interconnected by an undelivered love letter 60 years ago, the story portrays townspeople going after their dreams regardless of society’s pressure. Variety magazine commended “…It’s a celebration of all things Taiwanese…” The movie achieved Taipei box-office only second to Titanic. It has caught international attention and was official Taiwanese selection for 81st Academy awards. The movie went on to win many international awards including Hawaiian International Film Festival and the director won the Edward Yang new talent award in 3rd Asian film awards.