SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

TPNWCP Thomas Lin Shu-Yu Series: "Starry Starry Night (星空)" 5-Day Film Screening

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED

Date: 2 November 2020Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 6 November 2020Time: 10:00 AM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Film Screening

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

Starry Starry 1

Synopsis

12-year-old Mei grew up with her grandparents in the mountains, but now lives with her parents in the city. Her parents constantly fight and she ignored at home. Mei withdraws into her own world and imagination.

Starry Starry Night 2

Director Thomas Lin Shu-Yu

Tom Lin Shu-Yu Profile

Born in 1976, Tom Shu-Yu Lin is commonly regarded as one of the most promising new filmmakers emerging from Taiwan. After receiving his M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts in 2002, Tom started working in the Taiwanese film industry as the first assistant director to filmmakers such as Tsai Ming-Liang and Doze Niu. In 2005, Lin directed his breakthrough short film, THE PAIN OF OTHERS and in 2008, his first feature film WINDS OF SEPTEMBER. Both films have been screened at various festivals throughout the world and both have been critically acclaimed and loved by audiences. Since he lived in the Unites States when he was a child, he grew up learning both Chinese and English, giving him the ability to communicate fluently in both languages. His films all carry a distinctive mix of cultural backgrounds. His works are often filled with dramatic tension, yet within the story explore the most basic problems of humanity, creating believable characters that touch the heart. He followed it in 2012 with STARRY STARRY NIGHT, an adaptation from Jimmy Liao’s famous illustration book. Because of his bicultural upbringing, his films all carry a distinct mix of cultural backgrounds, finding a balance between western narrative and eastern meditation.

Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

Contact email: ml156@soas.ac.uk