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Taiwan to be theme country in Spanish film festival

Taiwan to be theme country in Spanish film festival

Taipei, May 23 (CNA) Taiwan has been chosen as the theme country of the 10th Asian Summer Film Festival in Spain to be held July 9-14, the Ministry of Culture said recently. The festival, which will take place in the city of Vic, will showcase 15 Taiwanese films. Audiences will also get a taste of Taiwanese cuisine during the festival, the ministry said. Among the films to be screened are the urban romantic comedy "Joyful Reunion," the music drama blockbuster "Cape No. 7," social drama "No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti" and action comedies "Double Trouble" and "Black and White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault," according to the ministry. The ministry hopes that audiences will gain a better understanding of Taiwanese films through this opportunity, Tai Chin-mi, an official from the ministry's Department of Cultural Exchanges, said Thursday. The Asian Summer Film Festival (Festival Nits de Cinema Oriental), established in 2004, attracted around 7,000 people last year, according to the festival's organizer. Last year, the 2011 Taiwanese fantasy drama film "Starry Starry Night," about two children leaving behind their childhoods, won the festival's Lucky Cat award, which is given by the audience to the best Asian film produced over the past year. (By Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-03-05 06:48 GMT+08:00