TPNWCP Cheng Yu-Chieh Series: "Summer, Dream (石碇的夏天)" 2-Day Film Screening

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10:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Virtual Event

About this event

*As part of the 2020 Taiwan Post-New Wave Cinema Project, we kindly ask that you register to view this film through Eventbrite .

Please Note: Due to licencing regulations we are required to prioritise audiences based in the UK for this film. As such, only those who have registered with a .uk email address will be provided with screening links.


College student Xiao Chi has been dreaming of studying abroad and having foreign affairs. His plan to fulfill this dream in the summer is, however, discouraged by economic downturn in Taiwan. Just as he feels depressed about the need to spend a long summer back home, taking care of the old grandma and her grocery store, here comes a Western girl named Elisa.

One thing leads to another, Xiao Chi and two women – old grandma and Elisa a girl from afar – spend a whole summer under the same roof…

Director Cheng Yu-Chieh

Born on the 27th of Nov. 1977 in Tainan, Taiwan, with BA in Economics at National Taiwan University, Cheng started experimenting with V8 when he was a freshman and participated in several student productions and 16mm film productions for practical training. In junior year, Cheng shot his first 16mm short, Babyface, in which he worked as director, screenwriter and actor. After Babyface, he temporarily left school to concentrate on his second 16mm, short film Summer Dream, which entered several international Film Festivals, and Cheng was seen as one of the most promising Taiwanese young talents. In 2006, his first feature Do Over was selected for the International Week of Film Critics in Venice and invited by various international film festivals, such as Vancouver, Athena, and Pusan. In addition to directing, Cheng is also passionate about acting. In 2008 he played a major role in the TV drama, Police et Vous, and gained enormous popularity. Now Cheng is active in Taiwan’s film and TV industry as an actor and director.

Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

Contact email: ml156@soas.ac.uk