SOAS University of London

SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies 7th Annual Film Week

26 January 2020
2020 Film Week News Pic

The SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies is proud to host its 7th annual Film Week from the 10th to 12th of February 2020. This year we have a packed programme consisting of two classic Taiwanese language (臺語Taiyu), three Indigenous Taiwanese films and three talks. Themes include narrative and filmmaking style, social comedy, nostalgia, as well as identity and communal resilience. The schedule is listed below:

(1) 10/02/20, 1:30PM-3PM, Paul Webley Wing, Senate House, SWLT

Dr Wafa Ghermani (Cinémathèque Française)

2020 CTS Film Week: Taiyu Social Comedy or the Destruction of the KMT Myth?

(2) 10/02/20, 3:30PM-5PM, Paul Webley Wing, Senate House, SWLT

Professor Ru-Shou Robert Chen (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

2020 CTS Film Week: Re-examining "Vengeance of the Phoenix Sisters" and its Generic Hybridization

(3) 10/02/20, 6PM-9PM, Paul Webley Wing, Senate House, SWLT

Professor Chris Berry (KCL)

2020 CTS Film Week: "Encounter at the Station" (難忘的車站) Film Screening, Introduced by Professor Chris Berry (KCL)

(4) 11/02/20, 3PM-5PM, Paul Webley Wing, Senate House, SALT

Dr Corrado Neri (Université Jean Moulin)

2020 CTS Film Week: Taiwan Retro Cinema: Nostalgia, Memory and Consumption

(5) 11/02/20, 6PM-9PM, Paul Webley Wing, Senate House, SALT

Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley (SOAS)

2020 CTS Film Week: "Six Suspects" (六個嫌疑犯) Film Screening, Introduced by Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley (SOAS)

(6) 12/02/20, 1:15PM-3PM, Paul Webley Wing, Senate House, SALT

2020 CTS Film Week: "Panay" (太陽的孩子) Film Screening

(7) 12/02/20, 3:30PM-5PM, Paul Webley Wing, Senate House, SALT

2020 CTS Film Week: Lokah Laqi (只要我長大) Film Screening

(8) 12/02/20, 6PM-9PM, Paul Webley Wing, Senate House, SALT

Dr Chen Pin-Chuan (Director of Cultural Division, TRO in the UK)

2020 CTS Film Week: Pakeriran (巴克力藍的夏天) Film Screening, Introduced by Dr Chen Pin-Chuan (Director of Cultural Division, TRO in the UK)

We are delighted to have Dr Wafa Ghermani, Professor Chen-Shou Robert Chen, Dr Corrado Neri, Prof Chris Berry and Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley share their insights and research on Taiwanese film, as well as answer questions from attendees. We will also welcome former Director of the Taiwan Film Institute Chen Pin-Chuan to introduce the film Pakeriran (巴克力藍的夏天), screening for the first time ever at SOAS.

All SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Film Week programmes are free and open to any who would like to attend.

Please see the Centre of Taiwan Studies page for a full list of upcoming events.