In 2014, the Taiwan International Documentary Festival screened Adon WU’s 1997 film Swimming on the Highway, which starkly presented conflicts and conversations between WU and the protagonist, a friend of the director, sparking much discussion on the ethics of documentary filmmaking. Two decades later, WU returned with Goodnight & Goodbye, seemingly having lost none of his ability to shock audiences.
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.