Released in 2011, the series of six documentaries entitled The Inspired Island: Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan invited five up-and-coming directors to recreate the writer’s literary works with aesthetic attempts. Rather than just looking into the writer's photographs, manuscript or in-depth interviews, the directors unfold their frameworks of cinematic narrative in all different kinds of way — whether it is by having the writer recite their own works, showing writer's handwriting on printed pages, or introducing through animation and live performances.These documentaries might not present absolute truth, yet the interdisciplinary dialogue established between filmmakers and their subjects illuminate the creative essence of these literature masters.
If you wonder how the directors pay tribute to the lives and achievements of these eminent writers, begin the journey with the below documentaries you might not want to miss: Home in Two Cities Literature (Master: LIN Hai-Yin, directed by YANG Li-Chou), The Coming of Tulku (Literature Master: Chou Meng-Tieh, directed by CHEN Chuan-Xing ), The Untrammeled Traveler (Literature Master: YOU Guang-Zhong, directed by CHEN Whai-Eng), Port of Mists (Literature Master: ZHENG Chou-You, directed by CHEN Chuan-Xing , The Man behind the Book (Literature Master: WANG Wen-Xing, directed by LIN Jing-Jie) and Towards The Completion of a Poem (Literature Master: YANG Mu, directed by Wen Chih-Yi).
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