The 47th annual Seattle International Film Festival will run from April 8th through April 18th.
UW-TSP is happy to partner with SIFF in presenting the Taiwan Films Roundtable, taking place on Tuesday, April 13th, from 6:30 – 8pm Pacific Time. Ellen Chang of Cinema & Media and Taiwan Studies will be moderating the discussion with Directors Chen Ming-lang (The Teacher) and Chen-ti Kuo (Final Exam), Producer Yi-Sen Ko (Get the Hell Out), and distributor Eric Chou.
You may join the event via Zoom.
There are four works of Taiwan Cinema included in 2021 SIFF.
Final Exam (Director Chen-ti Kuo)
With seven days before the titular final exam and summer vacation, a talented substitute teacher must prove himself worthy of rehiring while trying to financially care for his ailing grandma, deal with his troublemaking brother, and defend a falsely accused student.
My Missing Valentine (Director Yu-Hsun Chen)
Winner of Best Picture at the Golden Horse Film Festival, this offbeat, time-shifting Taiwanese romantic comedy follows a post office counter clerk whose life moves at an exceptionally fast pace until the unusual day when she meets her match.
The Teacher (Director Chen Ming-lang)
After he announces to his class his approval of same-sex marriage, a rumor circulates that Kevin, a 26-year-old civics teacher, is HIV-positive. Kevin fights for acceptance from his community as he navigates falling in love for the first time.
Get The Hell Out (Director I-Fan Wang)
Politics may bring out the worst in us, but nothing compares to the events in this action-packed Grand Guignol comedy about a team of activists, legislators, and civilians going up against a parliament filled with hyperactive zombie mutants infected with “idiot rabies.”