Taipei Film Festival has announced that Cheng Wen-tang’s Maverick will open this year’s edition of the festival (June 26-July 12), while Tom Shu-yu Lin’s Zinnia Flower will play as the closing film.
Produced by Taiwan’s Joint Entertainment International and Dreamosa Film, Maverick stars Chris Wang and Chuang Kai-hsun in a story about a police officer battling a corrupt local councillor. Cheng Wen-tang won best director at the 2010 Taipei Film Awards for Tears.
Zinnia Flower, starring Karena Lam and Shih Chinhang, revolves around the friendship between a man who has lost his pregnant wife and a woman who has lost her finance in the same accident. The film was produced by Atom Cinema.
Lin’s previous films, The Pain of Others, Winds Of September and Starry Starry Night, were all screened at Taipei Film Festival.