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Renowned film scholar says classic Taiwan films well received by Lithuania

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — King’s College London Professor Chris Berry, who has been promoting Taiwanese-language films in Europe, told CNA in an interview that audiences in Lithuania have res...

Godfather of Taiwan cinema Li Hsing dies aged 91

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan director Li Hsing (李行), regarded as the godfather of Taiwan cinema, died of heart failure in Taipei on Thursday (Aug. 19), reported CNA. The revered filmmaker re...

Venice Film Festival kowtows to China, labels Taiwan films as being from 'Chinese Taipei'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is demanding that the Venice Film Festival correct its listing for Taiwanese films after it altered their entries to say they come f...

‘My Missing Valentine’ shares magic of Taiwan romcoms with the world

“I have very romantic ideas but actually, in action, I’m not a very romantic person.” Writer-director Chen Yu-hsun (陳玉勳) is sitting in a chair at his home, laughing, thousands of ...

HK actor Anthony Wong receives Taiwan employment gold card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Famed Hong Kong actor and pro-democracy activist Anthony Wong (黃秋生) has received Taiwan's Employment Gold Card. The National Development Council (NDC) on Sunday (Ap...

Taiwan-made zombie movie creeps into theaters Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese horror film featuring a new type of sentient "infected person" hits theaters in the country on Friday (Jan. 22). The film, titled "The Sadnes...

Taiwan films to screen at SeaShorts Film Festival for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven Taiwanese films have been selected for the fourth annual Southeast Asian Short (SeaShorts) Film Festival, becoming the country's first productions to earn such r...

Cannes Film Festival features 80 Taiwanese films

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Eighty Taiwanese films are expected to screen at 2020 Cannes. The festival will be held online due to the pandemic and will start next Monday (June 22-26). Taiwan Creat...

Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards 'open' despite China boycott

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning film director Ang Lee (李安) said Saturday (Nov. 23) the Golden Horse Awards welcomes all Chinese-language films despite Beijing’s boycott at this years&...

'Detention' director reminds audiences of Taiwan's fight for freedom

The psychological horror film "Detention" is remarkable in many ways. For one thing, the film, which follows two students who find themselves stuck in their empty school and haunted by ve...

Four Taiwanese productions fly the flag at Far East Film Festival

There were four Taiwan films among the 77 selected from across Asia for the 21st Far East Film Festival (FEFF) in Udine, Italy - an impressive achievement considering the domestic film industry usuall...

Photo of the Day: Hand-painted movie posters in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Dec. 21, a user of the social media platform Reddit posted a photo of Tainan's venerable old Chin Men Theater (全美戲院) festooned with old-fashioned, hand-painted movie pos...

Photo of the Day: Taipei looking cinematic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese-American photographer captured a scene in Taipei's Ximending area which exemplified the cinematic feel many parts of the gritty, glowing city has. The photog...

Taiwan's animated film "On Happines Road" is submitted for the Oscar nomination list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) just announced 25 animated features submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 91st Academ...

Taiwan film 'On Happiness Road' shortlisted for Oscar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese film “On Happiness Road” (幸福路上) was shortlisted in the Animated Feature Film category for the 91st Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. &ldqu...