The 50th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival has announced its line-up with six Chinese-language world premieres including Wan jen’s It Takes Two To Tango and a new series of Q&A events titled Encounters With The Masters.
The festival, with an emphasis on Chinese-language cinema, will run from Nov 8-28 in the Taiwanese capital.
The festival’s world premieres include:
- Taiwanese New Wave director Wan Jen’s It Takes Two To Tango;
- rising Taiwanese director Lien Yi-chi’s police thriller black comedy Sweet Alibis;
- Raye’s documentary on stray dogs in Taiwan, The Twelve Nights;
- Wei Te-sheng-produced documentary Pusu Qyuni, directed by Tang Hsiang-chu;
- Hong Kong director Ho Hong’s debut feature Doomsday・Party;
- Malaysian director Yeo Joon-han’s second psychological thriller In the Dark, starring young Taiwanese actor Wang Po-Chieh.
Encounters With The Masters features nine high-profile directors from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China who have been invited to screen key films accompanied by Q&As. They include:
- Hou Hsiao-hsien, Flowers Of Shanghai
- Ang Lee, Lust, Caution
- Tsai Ming-liang, I Don’t Want To Sleep Alone
- Stanley Kwan, Centre Stage
- Johnnie To, Election
- Peter Chan, Comrades: Almost A Love Story
- Lou Ye, Summer Palace
- Ann Hui, The Way We Are
- Jia Zhangke, A Touch Of Sin.
Maggie Cheung, the ambassador of the 50th Golden Horse Film Festival, will participate in the Q&A for Center Stage with Stanley Kwan.
The festival will open with Tsai Ming-liang’s Stray Dogs and screen approximately 160 films in sections such as Asian Window, Midnight Express, LGBT and Restored Classis. Golden Horse Film Festival will run Nov 8-28 in Taipei.