Wen-Yue Lin

by CHI Yi,LIU Pei-yi

This documentary traces the milestones in LIN Wen-yue’s life via her autobiographical prose. The turmoil of wars in modern China and migration to Taiwan defined LIN’s childhood. The teachings of literati and professor TAI Jing-nong and literature scholar ZHENG Qian significantly influenced her writing style. Also punctuating the film is her destined love and marriage with her husband, and the hard-earned achievement of translating the Japanese classic The Tale of Genji, for which she committed five and a half years of continual endeavor and perseverance. LIN Wen-yue is acclaimed for her large and diverse repertoire of works, which include translation of literature, academic publications as well as prose writing. Her canny depictions of personalities and unique events unravel much of her deep nostalgia for the past and personal memories, establishing a literary style that is as rhetorically eloquent as it is enjoyable to read.


Running Time: 95 mins
Year of Completion: 2015
Director: CHI Yi,LIU Pei-yi



CHI Yi’s TV documentaries Formosa Revisited and Seeing Taiwan: The Taiwanese Aesthetics won the Asian Television Award for Best News Program and were nominated for Emmy Awards respectively.


LIU Pei-yi

LIU Pei-yi has worked on television features, programs and featurettes and has made more than ten documentaries, including Blue Shoulders, Afternoon in the Study and There Is An Island.


LIAO Mei-li

LIAO is a joint founder of Eslite Bookstore, which was regarded as a cultural landmark in Taiwan, and also an important cultural brand in Chinese-speaking world. LIAO took the helm of "Fisfisa Media", the first production of which was The Inspired Island series of films about literary masters. The series of films became popular amongst literature enthusiasts in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, and Malaysia.