18:30-18:50 Ticket pick-up at the reception desk (for UCCA members who RSVPed)
18:50-19:20 Exclusive UCCA members-only guided tour
19:00-19:30 Ticket distribution at the reception desk (for UCCA members who didn’t RSVP and non-members)
19:30-21:00 Film Screening
21:00-21:30 Director and Producer Q&A
Director: Su Hung-en
Duration: 60 min
Awards: 2016 Taiwan International Documentary Festival Chinese Documentary Award Special Jury Prize
The Mountain tells the true story of Taiwan’s Truku, an indigenous people, and their quest to be officially recognized by the Taiwanese government. Following an old Truku hunter’s daily life, the documentary will give audiences the chance to observe the lives and culture of the Truku in the backdrop of Taiwan’s aboriginal recertification movement.
Director: Su Hung-en
Duration: 20 min
Awards: 2017 Taipei Film Festival Short Film Category Nomination
Truku elder Temu continues to work in the field after he has passed the land down to his sons. On the day the family plans to have a harvest ritual, Temu's second son Halong, gone to search for offerings, comes back late. When he arrives, Tamu’s eldest son, Siqay, tells him that he must talk to the representative of the development company that is coming to buy their land.
Su Hung-en was born in Taiwan and received his MFA in Radio, Television and Film at Shih Hsin University. Su was born to aboriginal and Fujianese parents, and his identity has influenced his films’ frequent jumps between multiple perspectives. His recent films deal with social issues and indigenous populations. His major works include The Separation Waltz (2012), The Mountain (2015), and Dxgal (2017).
Amy Hsu is a Taiwanese actress and producer. She graduated from the Department of Arts and Design at National Dong Hwa University. She was a former graphic designer and now works as a producer. She has produced several independent films, and acted in advertisements.
New Asian Scenery
New Asian Scenery is co-founded by Lantern Cine-Club and Blackfin. New Asian Scenery has hosted monthly screenings in Beijing since late 2016, showing films and hosting talks by Vietnamese director Minggui Zhang, Japanese director Kiyoshi Sato, Malaysian director Kek Haut Lau, Japanese director Tetsuya Mariko, Indonesian director Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo, Singaporean director Daniel Hui, Korean director Lee Soojung, Singaporean director Green Zeng, and Japanese Director Nakamura Takayuki and Chinese director Zhao Xu. New Asian Scenery aims to be a platform where filmmakers and cinephiles can enjoy screenings together, engage in conversation, and contribute to the Asian film industry’s growth.
Founded in 2015, Lantern Cine-Club has screened more than a hundred independent films and invited several directors, along with their film teams, to share insight into their creative processes. After being brought “on scene” for firsthand experience of the production process, audiences develop a deeper understanding of the context around each film.
Blackfin Production is a production company focusing on investment, production, and distribution of art films and independent documentaries. Based in Beijing, it has branch offices in Hangzhou, Hong Kong, and Paris, which are responsible for production, project development, international sales and acquisition, respectively. For the past three years since its founding, Blackfin has discovered several young promising directors, whose films have gone on to be selected for numerous international film festivals, including Bi Gan, (Best Emerging Director and Special Mention for First Feature at the Festival del film Locarno 2015 and Best New Director at the Golden Horse Awards 2015 for his 2015 film Kaili Blues), Qiu Jiongjiong (official selection at the Sign of Life of Festival del Film Locarno for his 2015 film, Mr. Zhang Believes), Zhai Yixiang (Best Feature Film at K26 of Filmfest Hamburg 2015, Best Art Contribution at FIRST for his 2015 film, This Worldly Life), Wang Xuebo (New Currents Award at the 21st Busan International Film Festival for his 2016 film, Knife in the Clear Water), Geng Jun (Special Jury Award in Cinematic Vision at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival for his 2016 film, Free and Easy), and Zhai Yixiang (Grand Prize million TWD award at Taipei Golden Horse Film Project Promotion for his new film, Mosaic Portrait). With an international outlook, Blackfin Production aims to bring vitality the film industry both in and beyond China.