Directed by Chen Yu-Hsun and starring Golden Horse winner Liu Kuan-Ting and Golden Bell winner Patty Lee, My Missing Valentine, has been selected for Open Cinema of the 25th Busan International Film Festival.
Open Cinema features a collection new and internationally acclaimed films that offer an ideal mix of the popular with the artistic screened at the hallmark outdoor theater. Director Chen participated in the same section with Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast in 2013.
The 25th Busan International Film Festival will take place from October 21 to 30.
The 2020 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival will kick off from November 5th with double opening films: Classmates Minus by Golden Horse Awards winner Huang Hsin-yao and the dark romantic comedy A Leg by Chang Yao-sheng, the first-time director who co-wrote A Sun. Both films are produced by acclaimed veteran director Chung Mong-hong, who also served as director of photography for them. Classmates Minus features last year’s Best Supporting Actor winner Liu Kuan-ting, Cheng Jen-shuo, Nadow Lin and Shi Ming-shuai, while A Leg stars Golden Horse Awards winners Gwei Lun-mei and Yo Yang as husband and wife.
Huang Hsin-yao began his film career from documentary; in 2017, his debut feature The Great Buddha+, based on his own short film, won him the Golden Horse Awards for Best New Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Classmates Minus is inspired by his 2005 documentary Bluffing about his high school buddies. The film features Liu Kuan-ting (A Sun), Cheng Jen-shuo (Thanatos, Drunk), Nadow Lin (Godspeed) and Shih Ming-shuai. It follows a group of former high school friends and their struggles of love, marriage and career, which not only put their friendship to the test by accident but satirically examine the society and human nature.
Last year, Chang Yao-sheng was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for A Sun. In his debut feature A Leg as a writer-director, he paired Gwei Lun-mei and Yo Yang as a couple who fell for each other over ballroom dancing. The husband dies of a leg amputation and the wife suffers from bureaucracy of the hospital simply because of her wish to keep her husband’s body intact. As the twisted and absurd journey of retrieving the leg unfolds, their past of love and regrets also surfaces. Gwei and Yang dance over the score composed by Lu Luming (Detention, the 2019 winner of Best Original Film Song), and brilliantly deliver the various bittersweet aspects of love.
The 2020 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival will be held between November 5th and November 22nd. More line-ups and news will be announced on the official website, Facebook fan page and Instagram.
Classmates Minus will be released in Taiwan on November 20th. A Leg will be released in Taiwan on December 24th.
Renowned Taiwanese director Chung Mong-Hong’s latest feature film A Sun is selected for Contemporary World Cinema of the 44th Toronto International Film Festival.
Featuring veteran actors Chen Yi-Wen, Samantha Ko, Yin Shin and aspiring new talents Wu Chien-Ho, Liu Kuan-Ting and Hsu Greg-Han, A Sun centers around an ordinary family of four that falls apart when the younger son is sent to juvenile detention. The film will have its world premiere in Toronto, Canada, next month before its official release in Taiwan on October 25th.
MandarinVision is launching sales on A Sun, Taiwanese veteran auteur CHUNG Mong-Hong’s new film since his last critical acclaimed drama Godspeed.
Starring veteran actors CHEN Yi-Wen, Samantha KE and rising star WU Chien-Ho, A Sun is about an ordinary family of four who goes through a series of unexpected events that lead to a change of fate.
CHUNG Mong-Hong’s previous film Godspeed traveled around the world in multiple film festivals, including Toronto, Tokyo, Santa Barbara, Edinburgh, Seattle, Melbourne and Sarajevo. It opened the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and received 8 nominations for Golden Horse Awards.
CHUNG has also actively produced films, including Xiao Mei, last year’s Berlinale Panorama selection, and The Great Buddha+, Taiwan’s entry for Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film, both of which he worked as director of cinematography.
In Hong Kong Filmart, MandarinVision debuted supernatural thriller The 9th Precinct whose first teaser will be revealed in Cannes. Other titles for sale include period drama , starring pop singer Rainie YANG and Jay SHIH, and comedy It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Show starring O.D. and LIM Min Chen.
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The new MandarinVision movie production “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Show” released it first teaser!
“With only two employees left, how will Crazy TV broadcast programs nonstop? How those ridiculous ideas go on to raise audience rating and online click? Can this sunset TV industry shine again?”
This insane movie “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Show” will be with you during the upcoming CNY holidays!
Check it out what we are playing with on Facebook :瘋狂電視台—電影版
The Movie “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Show!” which is adapted from the same-name popular stage drama has been shooting for one month. Today(12/8),the movie crew holds a media visit to reveal the billion on-site setting for the movie version only. The exclusive movie plot “The Best Show’ is designed with the HOT online live broadcast and view hits competition, reaching the climax of this film. “Movies can make all the impossibility what the dramas can’t do come true !” says the director Nien Tsu, Hsieh.
The Movie “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Show!” talks about a failed TV station how to save the view rate with only 2 staff ? All the crazy and ridiculous ideas comes up! Many famous TV stars and actors are also invited to play in this film, paying respect to Taiwanese TV industry.
MandarinVision’s works grabbed 30 nominations, congratulations to all of the filmmakers. The nominees for the 54th Golden Horse Awards were announced on October 1st.
It’s the fruitful season in the film festival for MandarinVision. We will continue to support Taiwan’s potential and creative filmmakers.
Full list of nomination
Presentation and Production
The Great Buddha+ :
Best Feature Film, Best New Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Effects, Best Original Film Score and Best Original Film Song.
Best New Director, Best Original Film Score and Best New Performer
The Village of No Return:
Best Leading Actress, Best Art Direction and Best Makeup & Costume Design
Best Cinematography and Best New Director,
Who Killed Cock Robin:
Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Effects
The Bold, The Corrupt And The Beautiful:
Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Makeup & Costume Design
The 54th Golden Horse Awards Ceremony will be held on November 25th at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.
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