SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

The Will to Power (權力過程) and Q&A with Director Fann Yung Choung (范揚仲)

Fann Tung Choung
Speaker: Director Fann Yung Choung (范揚仲)

Date: 6 November 2014Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 6 November 2014Time: 9:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: DLT

Type of Event: Film


Wu Nong-guo, a long-time social activist, is found dead by hanging at a site designated for an urban renewal project. Daughter Ya-li, who had long given up on her absentee father, learns details about a father she never knew. Mayor Zhou Guang-cheng, eyeing the presidency, begins clearing away obstacles to his run in the next election. And Captain Li of the municipal police force uncovers some shocking bits of the past in his quest to get to the bottom of Wu’s death. The investigation into the death is simple and easily solved, but beyond the details of the case lie clues to far bigger political machinations and schemes…

The Will To Power


Director's Bio

After graduating from the National University of Arts, Fann Yung Choung started his career making TV commercials. In 1999, he was invited to develop and produce Taipei International Film Festival’s program hosted by the famous film maker, (焦雄屏) Peggy Chiao. In the same year he also took part in Taiwan Public Television Service’s documentary, (電影天空) Cinema Sky, which introduced Taiwanese new film directors. He was in charge of planning, coming up with filming innovative ideas and co-ordinating and communicating in the filming process. Apart from doing film related projects, he also directed tens of well-known TV commercials, documentaries and music videos.

In 2010 his first feature film, (那一年曾作錯的事) Mistakes Made in That Year, won Golden Harvest Awards for Outstanding Short Films’ best feature film and best cast performance.
In 2012 his film, (權力過程) The Will to Power, won Golden Bell Awards’
(1) Best Television Film
(2) Best Director
(3) Best Script
(4) Best Supporting Actor
And the best supporting actress in the Taipei Film Festival in the same year.

Organiser: Centre of Taiwan Studies

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