Body Talk

by Singing CHEN

Is this my body? Who am I? As the carrier of spirit and will, how does a woman’s body struggle, jostle, collide, and merge with all things other than themselves. The body seems to follow the mind as merely its shell or tool. However the body does possess memory. A tired body, an injured body, a sick body, a fat body, a visible or invisible body, a body nourishing life or a decaying and aging body… Have you looked at your own body carefully? Everything about you is buried amongst the hair, deep in your skin, down in your viscera and bowels, or within those millions of nerves. No matter whether you have forgotten about them, your body still remembers.

In this film we have interviewed up to thirty women, and all the interview clips interspersed throughout the film recessively discuss the “birth, aging and illnesses” of the body during the course of life. Through their talks, we are led into the diverse female body experience. It is akin to secretive women’s talk emitting a feminine and flowing tone.


2017 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival


Running Time: 82 mins
Year of Completion: 2017
Color: Color
Director: Singing CHEN


Singing CHEN

One of most talented and promising young directors in Taiwan, CHEN is well known for her unique styles and fast paces with focuses on issues in art and culture. In 2007, God, Man, Dog, was selected in The Forum at the Berlin International Film Festival and was voted Best Film by the Der Tagesspiegel, the biggest newspaper in Germany. Furthermore, it was invited to more than 30 film festivals, including Busan International Film Festival and Fribourg Film Festival. In 2000, her first 16mm feature, Bundled, was critically acclaimed and won numerous awards at both domestic and international film festivals.