SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

TPNWCP Hou Chi-Jan Series: "Green Island Serenade (小夜曲)" 7-Day Film Screening

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED

Date: 26 October 2020Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 2 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.

Green Island Serenade 1

Synopsis

Taipei, 1954. The song, Green Island Serenade, was heard over the Tannoy in the park. The crowds listened in silence. As time moves on, the park, where people used to come for music, has become a meeting point for gay men at night. No more songs are heard over the Tannoy, but the melancholy melodies still echo in the lonely hearts of those young men lingering in the park. Although youth is gone and the singer has aged, the singing continues for over half of a century.

Green Island Serenade 2

Director Hou Chi-Jan

Hou Chi-Jan Profile

Born on 15th November 1973 in Taipei. Writer and film director. Having worked on the “Database of Taiwan Cinema” since his collage days, Hou’s works tend to be lyrical and stylish, and are often characterized by the theme of time and memory. His experimental short “Stardust 15749001” won the Grand Prix at the Taipei International Film Festival in 2003. Hou's second short “My 747” won the Grand Prix at the Hong Kong IFVA Independent Short Film & Video Award in 2006. His documentary work “Taiwan Black Movies”, presenting the cult films of the repressive age of Taiwan's 1970s, was nominated for the Golden Horse Awards and invited to many international film festivals. His first feature film “One Day” was officially selected in the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.

Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

Contact email: ml156@soas.ac.uk