The 2013 Taiwanese Film Festival’s focus is to create more opportunities for Canadian audiences to learn about Taiwan.
This years festival program proudly presents: Taiwan’s Owls: Silent Stalkers of the Night (2012) and The Rooftop (2013)
Full 2013 Taiwanese Film Festival Program:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Taiwan’s Owls: Silent Stalkers of the Night (無聲夜行者:台灣的貓頭鷹)
2012, Hung-Lung Hsu
Taiwan, 24 Min
In Western fairy tales, owls are a symbol of wisdom. In Taiwan, owls have a variety of different symbolic meanings. Among the indigenous Thao people it is an omen of good fortune. Taiwan’s Owls: Silent Stalkers of the Night sheds light on some of the owl tribe’s secrets. Let’s set off on a journey into the night to unveil the many secrets of Taiwan’s owls!
INTERMISSION 6:30-7:00 PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH 7:00 PM -9:00 PM
The Rooftop (天台)
2013, Jay Chou
Taiwan, 117 Min
With Jay Chou , Alan Ko, Li Xin’ai, Eric Tsang, Wang Xueqi, Kenny Bee, Xu Fan
The Rooftop is the second feature film directed by Taiwanese pop idol, singer-actor Jay Chou. Similar to his first feature film, Secret (2007), Jay played multiple roles in the production of the film, as the main lead, director, script-writer and music composer.The Rooftop is a musical extravaganza combining elements of martial arts and special effects.
RECEPTION 9:00 PM in the lobby following the screenings
All screenings are free but seating is limited.
Co-presented by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles, with additional cooperation from the Asian-Canadian Special Events Association.
The Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles is one of the overseas branch offices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The Taiwan Academy’s mission is to promote international cultural exchanges and cultivate a greater interest and appreciation of Taiwan’s culture worldwide.