Asian Pop-Up Cinema has launched a curated online program titled “Mini-Focus: Taiwan Cinema Online,” focusing on contemporary Taiwanese cinema. Taipei Cultural Center in New York is very pleased to collaborate with APUC, Chicago’s only pan-Asian film festival presenting 3 short films and 5 narrative features will be streamed for free during June 5-12. Each movie will be made available for a one-time viewing between 2:00pm-10:00pm CDT. Title by title registration is required. Please visit program website for more information.
The lineup of the online program covers the highest-grossing domestic Taiwanese films which also earned reputations at film festivals in the past five years, including DETENTION, Taiwan’s box office hit in 2019; WE ARE CHAMPION, garnering 14 nominations at this year’s Taipei Film Awards; MURMUR OF THE HEARTS, a quiet and moving story about the search for closure and regarded as one of director Sylvia Chang’s best directorial efforts to date; WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN, a Taiwanese neo-noir crime thriller film, written and directed by the burgeoning director Cheng Wei Hao; and THE GANGSTER’S DAUGHTER, a coming-of-age drama set in Taipei’s criminal underworld. Coupled with the “Shorts Presentation” section, it is expected this wide array of different styles of story-telling will provide a “glimpse” into contemporary Taiwanese filmmakers’ recent endeavors.