Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema (2014)

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Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema (2014)

Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema (2014)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x480 | x264 @ 1038 Kbps | 109 min | 1,15 Gb
Audio: Mandarin (官话) AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English and 中文 (both are in one track)
Genre: Documentary

Director: Chinlin Hsieh
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Olivier Assayas, Jingjing Bao

In 1982 a small group of Taiwanese filmmakers reinvented Asian cinema, among them, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Edward Yang. Travelling from Europe to Latin America to Asia, Flowers of Taipei sets out to assess the global influence of Taiwan New Cinema.

Taiwan – tropical Pacific island devoid of tourists; former plastic manufacturing powerhouse turned technology hub in just 20 years; not a fully-fledged country for the United Nations, yet the sole Chinese territory with a vibrant democracy.

In 1982, under severe martial law, amid the stormy climate of pre-democratization, a small group of Taiwanese filmmakers set out on a daring journey to discover their own identity, and in the process to reinvent Asian cinema. Unintentionally, these gutsy youngsters managed to offset the cheap-labor image of ‘Made in Taiwan’ by bestowing a cultural identity on their beloved homeland. Taiwan New Cinema not only inaugurated modern cinema in the Chinese world, it also secured itself a firm place on the world map of contemporary filmmaking.

Flowers of Taipei is about the harbingers of this miracle: Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao Hsien and their peers; it’s about their vision, talent and the impact they made on contemporary cinema.

On a journey from Taipei to Chiang Mai, Paris, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing, a remarkable list of filmmakers, critics and artists, including Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Olivier Assayas, Marco Müller, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Jia Zhangke, Tian Zhuangzhaung, Wang Bing and Ai Weiwei, tell us what this cinema means to them, how it influenced their work, and what is left of that legacy today.

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Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema (2014)

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