With Taiwan remaining in the grip of martial law in 1982, a group of filmmakers from that country set out to establish a cultural identity through cinema and to share it with the world. This engaging documentary looks at the movement’s legacy.
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Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New CinemaGeregisseerd doorChinlin Hsieh
A solid documentary that could've gone into more detail about the movement and other filmmakers but was nonetheless absorbing throughout and fairly informative. Some of my favorite parts were listening to other filmmakers talk about Hou Hsiao Hsien and Edward Yang. To be honest, you might as well use Wikipedia or Youtube if you want to know about this stuff. Or just watch the films themselves.
The usual talking heads-film clips thing, only makes the odd decision to not interview anyone involved in the "Taiwan New Cinema" save some parting words from Tsai Ming-liang and Hou Hsiao-hsien. Instead there's the worldwide fans with generally banal observations. I'd prefer interviews with the players and more emphasis on the movement's history and the less-known directors - Hou and Yang come up an awful lot.
I understand the film as a view from the outside on the unique characteristics and influences of Taiwan New Cinema, which explains fully the decision to exclude interview footage from the main protagonists. The carefully staged and aesthetically well set interviews capture the main points of Taiwanese filmmaking and connect them to the directors as well as to their special political/social situation.
hehehehehehehehhe. kayak jadinya emang fanboy-ing aja sih. sama nemu beberapa perspektif baru mengenai film2 yang udah aku tonton. harusnya ini bisa jadi batu lainnya, entah buat dilempar atau disandung. sama cara aku buat menikmati nilai atau memproduksi nilai.
ah meledak2 sih perasaan waktu nonton ini :( :(
Mostly superficial but still has some good observations. Would be interested in seeing a deeper exploration of the similarities/differences between the Taiwanese New Wave & China's Fifth Generation . . .
(4.6) Una muy buena versión del cine de Taiwán. Buenos contrastes en las miradas de asiáticos y occidentales. Tener a Assayas y Weeraksethakul, o a un italiano y un inglés, al lado de cineastas de Argentina dan cuenta de una amplitud en la mirada. Las concepciones cambian pero lo que queda es que casi todos consideran que el fenómeno de esa Ola tawianesa es especial. Además, los ejemplos son muy valiosos.
I'm a huge fan of Taiwan New Wave, and some of my favorite films are part of this movement. That said, I haven't enjoyed this documentary because it is superficial, good only for novices and people who aren't familiar with the movement at all. However, I enjoyed the comments by Apichatpong Weerasethakul explaining his connections to the movement. Also, some segments from lesser-known works were interesting to watch.
Could have been way tighter in length in my opinion. I appreciate the different points of view brought into this and how this movement affected them, but I could have done w/ less of certain people. The mystery (lack) of Tsai Ming-Liang, one of my favorites, & certainly my favorite of Taiwanese directors, was resolved too late in the film. More value could have been added with a longer interview of Hsou himself.