Spectrum of Nostalgia is a sequence of childhood pictures and videos which often come intertwined and in repetitions, accompanied by a gentle voice reading the voice over. What seems to be a dialogue with herself, is the director's way to explore her feelings about family, love and memory.
Making documentaries about people is a real challenge
I haven’t produced many films, and the few films I made are mostly about “people”. When I was in the initial stages of Funeral Video, I had things in mind that I wanted to try out, but sometimes you can't film what you want to film.
HUANG Pang-chuan, born in 1988, had been working as a graphic designer, photographer, and film editor for several years, before he enrolled in the course “Cinema and Audiovisual studies” at Sorbonne Nouvelle – Université Paris 3 (France).
In March, 2014 the sloppy review procedure of the Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement, that was to liberalize trade between Taiwan and China, resulted in the outbreak of the student Sunflower Movement.
Malaysia-born Chinese director LAU Kek-huat has been distant from his father since he was a child. Searching for the cause of this estrangement, LAU traced his family's secrets, and disclosed an untold national trauma and taboo — the history of the Communist Party of Malaya, whose members were listed as terrorists by the Malayan government.