SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

TPNWCP Cheng Yu-Chieh Series: "Days We Stared At The Sun (他們在畢業的前一天爆炸)" Episode 1, 1-Day Screening


Date: 9 November 2020Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 10 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.

*PLEASE NOTE: This screening is only available in Chinese subtitles.



Chen Hao Yuan is an honor student with a mellow personality. His best friend Hong Cheng Yi, on the other hand, is delinquent who did time in juvenile detention for bank robbery. Together they helped their classmate get off drug addiction, exposed their teacher’s dirty secrets, and even tried to find the bees that have gone missing because of the impending apocalypse in 2012. Their carefree attitude toward life turned to rage when they discovered that a corrupted politician was responsible for both of their families’ misfortunes. The boys got a gun and decided to ‘explode’ the day before their high school graduation.


Director Cheng Yu-Chieh

Cheng Yu-Chieh Profile 2

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

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