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.

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