SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

TPNWCP Director 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" & "Hippocamp Hair Salon 海馬洗頭" (7-Day Screening)

Date: 23 June 2021Time: 12:00 AM

Finishes: 30 June 2021Time: 11:59 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Film Screening

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Synopses

Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast
Zone Pro Site

(Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ablaze Image Ltd.)

More than twenty years ago, there were three Ban-doh (outdoor banquet) master chefs who dominated the catering business in Taiwan. They were known as Master Silly Mortal, Master Ghost Head and Master Fly Spirit. However, the outdoor banquet business has been in decline since Taiwan's economic take-off, and even the master chefs feel helpless to turn the tide. Master Fly Spirit wants to pass the family recipes and culinary skills on to his only child, Wan, but she desperately wants to run away from the family business and to become a fashion model. Nevertheless, fate proves that Wan is destined to take up the challenge and mission she once shunned...

Hippocamp Hair Salon
Hippocamp Hair Salon

Director Chen Yu-hsun's striking short film "Hippocamp Hair Salon," part of the "10+10" collection of twenty short films by twenty different directors, all about Taiwan.

Director Chen Yu-hsun

Chen Yu-hsun Profile 2

Born in 1962 in Taipei, Taiwan, Director Chen Yu-hsun earned an internship opportunity to work at Director Wang Shau-di's studio when he was a university student, developing a strong interest in filmmaking. Director Chen has written numerous scripts and directed for TV dramas. "Tropical Fish," his first feature film released in 1994, received the Golden Horse Awards for Best Original Screenplay. Alongside his film work, Director Chen has also directed TV commercials, music videos and TV dramas, all of which have received positive audience feedback noting Director Chen's humorous and approachable style. In 2013, Director Chen's feature film "Zone Pro Site" topped the box office at NT$300 million, becoming the highest-grossing Taiwanese film of the year.

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Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

Contact email: bc18@soas.ac.uk

Sponsor: Taiwan Ministry of Culture & Spotlight Taiwan