SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

2021 Taiwan Post-New Wave Cinema Project

Date: 20 June 2021Time: 11:59 PM

Finishes: 2 July 2021Time: 3:30 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Virtual Event

2021 Taiwan Post-New Wave Cinema Project

SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies
倫敦大學亞非學院臺灣研究中心
21st June-2nd July 2021

2021 TPNWCP Collage

Project Introduction

After the successful conclusion of our inaugural series last year, the Taiwan Post-New Wave Cinema Project has returned with its much anticipated second edition, which carries through its mission to raise awareness of contemporary Taiwan cinema by presenting a brand new season of director focused film series followed by live Q&A sessions. 

Similar to last year, the project will bring together leading film scholars to critically examine the works of some accomplished yet under-discussed filmmakers who have followed the ‘auteurs’ of the late 1980s such as Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Edward Yang.

This year’s main series features an extensive collection of films from established directors Yang Ya-che, Chen Yu-hsun and Chen Singing, seeking to showcase the broad variety and diversity of filmmaking talent among Taiwan's Post-New Wave generation.

TPNWCP New Emerging Female Directors Collage

In celebration of a new generation of women filmmakers in Taiwan cinema, this year’s edition has dedicated a special series to Emerging Female Directors, which includes the works of four up-and-coming female directors, namely Lee Yi-Shan, Chen Ting-Ning, Huang Xi and Tung Shu-Yuan. Through this special series, the project hopes to put a spotlight on the chroniclers of female experience, and to highlight the broad spectrum of voices that make up the vibrant cinema of Taiwan.

For more information on the project and Taiwan Post-New Wave Cinema, visit the Taiwan Post-New Wave Cinema Project website.

Director Q&A sessions and Roundtable events will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams. Online screening links will be sent to those who have registered through each film's Eventbrite page.

*This programme is in development and subject to change. More events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.

Please Note: Due to licencing regulations we are required to prioritise screening access for audiences based in the UK for films on the programme. Only those who have registered with a .uk email address will be provided with screening links. Films which are subject to this regulation will have a notification listed on their individual event page and Eventbrite page. 

Project Schedule

Director Yang Ya-che 楊雅喆, Monday 21st June-Monday 28th June
Yang Ya-che Series 楊雅喆系列 (I) - Growing Up 成長路上
Yang Ya-che Series 楊雅喆系列 (II) - Taiwan in Transition 變遷中的台灣
Monday 21st June, 12:00AM - 11:59PM Yang Ya-che Series 楊雅喆系列 (I) - Growing Up 成長路上: "Orz Boyz! 囧男孩" (1-Day Screening)
Monday 21st June, 12:00AM - Monday 28th June, 11:59PM Yang Ya-che Series 楊雅喆系列 (I) - Growing Up 成長路上: "Girlfriend, Boyfriend 女朋友。男朋友" (7-Day Screening)
Monday 21st June, 12:00AM - Wednesday 23rd June, 11:59PM Yang Ya-che Series 楊雅喆系列(II) - Taiwan in Transition 變遷中的台灣: "The Magician on the Skywalk 天橋上的魔術師" Ep.1-2 (3-Day Screening)
Monday 21st June, 12:00AM - Wednesday 23rd June, 11:59PM Yang Ya-che Series 楊雅喆系列(II) - Taiwan in Transition 變遷中的台灣: "A Lease to Paradise 違章天堂" (3-Day Screening)
Monday 28th June, 01:30PM-03:30PM Yang Ya-che Director's Q&A

Emerging Female Directors, Tuesday 22nd June-Tuesday 29th June
Emerging Female Directors Series 新銳女導演系列
Tuesday 22nd June, 12:00AM - Wednesday 23rd June, 11:59PM Director Huang Xi 黃熙: Missing Johnny (2-Day Screening)
Tuesday 22nd June, 12:00AM - Wednesday 23rd June, 11:59PM Director Lee Yi-shan 李宜珊: Babes' Not Alone (2-Day Screening)
Tuesday 22nd June, 12:00AM - Wednesday 23rd June, 11:59PM Director Chen Ting-Ning 陳定寧: Lichao (2-Day Screening) 
Tuesday 22nd June, 12:00AM - Wednesday 23rd June, 11:59PM Director Tung Shu-Yuan 董淑緣: Revenge of the Goat (2-Day Screening)
Tuesday 29th June, 01:30PM - 03:30PM Contemporary Women's Cinema in Taiwan Roundtable

Director Chen Yu-hsun 陳玉勳, Wednesday 23rd June - Wednesday 30th June
Chen Yu-hsun Series 陳玉勳系列 (I) - Early Works 臺灣小人物
Chen Yu-hsun Series 陳玉勳系列 (II) - Recent Works 近期影作
Wednesday 23rd June, 12:00AM - Thursday 24th June, 11:59PM Chen Yu-hsun Series 陳玉勳系列(I) - Early Works 臺灣小人物: "Tropical Fish 熱帶魚" (2-Day Screening)
Wednesday 23rd June, 12:00AM - Thursday 24th June, 11:59PM Chen Yu-hsun Series 陳玉勳系列(I) - Early Works 臺灣小人物: "Love Go Go 愛情來了" (2-Day Screening)
Wednesday 23rd June, 12:00AM - Wednesday 30th June, 11:59PM Chen Yu-hsun Series 陳玉勳系列 (II) - Recent Works 近期影作: "Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast 總舖師" (7-Day Screening)
Wednesday 23rd June, 12:00AM - Wednesday 30th June, 11:59PM Chen Yu-hsun Series 陳玉勳系列 (II) - Recent Works 近期影作: "Hippocamp Hair Salon 海馬洗頭" (7-Day Screening)
Wednesday 30th June, 01:30PM - 03:30PM Chen Yu-hsun Director's Q&A

Director Chen Singing 陳芯宜 Series, Thursday 24th June - Friday 2nd July
Chen Singing Series 陳芯宜系列 (I): Social Concern 社會關懷
Chen Singing Series 陳芯宜系列 (II): Arts in Focus 藝術焦點
Thursday 24th June, 12:00AM - Friday 25th June, 11:59PM Chen Singing Series 陳芯宜系列 (I): Social Concern 社會關懷: "The Pig" (2-Day Screening)
Thursday 24th June, 12:00AM - Friday 25th June, 11:59PM Chen Singing Series 陳芯宜系列 (I): Social Concern 社會關懷: "The Clock" (2-Day Screening)
Thursday 24th June, 12:00AM - Friday 25th June, 11:59PM Chen Singing Series 陳芯宜系列 (I): Social Concern 社會關懷: "God Man Dog" (2-Day Screening)
Thursday 24th June, 12:00AM - Friday 25th June, 11:59PM Chen Singing Series 陳芯宜系列 (I): Social Concern 社會關懷: "Bundled" (2-Day Screening)
Thursday 24th June, 12:00AM - Friday 25th June, 11:59PM Chen Singing Series 陳芯宜系列 (I): Social Concern 社會關懷: "Body Talk" (2-Day Screening)
Thursday 24th June, 12:00AM - Friday 25th June, 11:59PM Chen Singing Series 陳芯宜系列 (I): Social Concern 社會關懷: "A Real Meal" (2-Day Screening)
Friday 25th June, 12:00AM - Saturday 26th June, 11:59PM Chen Singing Series 陳芯宜系列 (II): Arts in Focus 藝術焦點: "The Walkers" (2-Day Screening)
Friday 25th June, 12:00AM - Saturday 26th June, 11:59PM Chen Singing Series 陳芯宜系列 (II): Arts in Focus 藝術焦點: "Mountain Spirits" (2-Day Screening)
Friday 25th June, 12:00AM - Saturday 26th June, 11:59PM Chen Singing Series 陳芯宜系列 (II): Arts in Focus 藝術焦點: "The Moving Tent" (2-Day Screening)
Friday 25th June, 12:00AM - Saturday 26th June, 11:59PM Chen Singing Series 陳芯宜系列 (II): Arts in Focus 藝術焦點: "Ears Switched Off and On" (2-Day Screening)
Friday 2nd July, 11:00AM - 12:30PM Framing Intersectionality in the Works of Post-New Cinema Female Directors in Taiwan
Friday 2nd July, 01:30PM - 03:30PM Chen Singing's Director's Q&A

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