Date: 02 Oct 2015
News Type: Event Highlights
School/Dept: Centre for Chinese Studies@SUSS
UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies, Taipei Representative Office in Singapore, Taipei Business Association in Singapore and Singapore Film Society jointly presented the Taiwan Documentary Showcase from 2-3 October 2015 at Golden Village VivoCity.The opening film, The Moment: Fifty Years of Golden Horse, chronicled the major events of the Golden Horse Film Festival in the last 50 years since its inauguration in 1953. It was interspersed with anecdotes of the common folks sharing their fond memories of movies watching. The producer of the movie, Michelle Chu was present for the question-and-answer session.A Life That Sings and River Without Banks were both part of the second instalment of The Inspired Island: A Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan. A Life That Sings featured the life of Ya Hsien, a legendary poet from Taiwan and his friendship with some of the celebrities from the Chinese art and cultural community. Lo Fu’s near seven decades of career as a poet was depicted in River Without Banks.The showcase ended with a cinema talk 'From The Sandwich Man to A Life That Sings - My Journey in Taiwan Cinema' by Chen Hwai-eng, the director of A Life That Sings. He shared with the audience interesting snippets of his experience working with well-acclaimed director, Hou Hsiao-Hsien.Tickets for all the four movie sessions were fully issued and the talkie session at Grassroots Book Room was attended by some 50 movie buffs.The event was sponsored by Spotlight Taiwan Project (Special Patron: Dr Samuel Yin).
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