2020 Program: Animal Metaphors

2020 Program: Animal Metaphors

Human stories are usually at the center of films. However, sometimes animals are given more than just a supporting role. They can also be essential an... (Read more)

Films
Missing Johnny
Missing Johnny

Qi moves from Hong Kong to Taipei alone, with only her pet parrot for company. There, she continually receives phone calls asking for a mysterious man... (Read more)

Murmur of the Hearts
Murmur of the Hearts

A mother moves to the city, taking her daughter, Mei, but leaving her son Nan with their father. Years later, Nan, now a tour guide, still struggles t... (Read more)

The Mountain
The Mountain

The film follows the life of SU’s grandfather, Teymu Teylong, a famous hunter in Ciyakang village, Hualien, who has lived through Japanese rule, as he... (Read more)

The Pig
The Pig

Dawang’s home is about to be demolished. The pig he has painstakingly raised is about to become a religious offering at a Temple Fair. Meanwhile, it h... (Read more)

God Man Dog
God Man Dog

A car accident involving a stray dog connects unlikely characters with life-changing results. A hand model caught in an estranged middle-class marriag... (Read more)

Black Bear Forest
Black Bear Forest

Every winter, the elusive Formosan black bear, Taiwan’s indigenous species, comes to the heart of Yushan National Park for food, giving the region its... (Read more)

The Fantasy of the Deer Warrior
The Fantasy of the Deer Warrior

Peace in the forest is suddenly disrupted by attacking wolves. Unfortunately, the forest’s hero, Sika Deer, is not around. Uncle Deer comes to the ani... (Read more)

The Moths
The Moths

Misuo, an entomologist, is shown a reconstruction project of an old building by her architect boyfriend. Later, images that are not part of her own me... (Read more)

Soul
Soul

A-Chuan is a quiet thirty-year-old who works as a chef in a Japanese restaurant in Taiwan. One day, without apparent reason, he falls into a coma, and... (Read more)

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