Four Taiwanese films included in Tokyo Film Festival lineup

09/29/2020 10:41 PM
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The Painting of Evil (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture)
The Painting of Evil (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture)

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Four Taiwanese films have been selected for the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) this year, including a documentary on the fight for same-sex marriage in Taiwan, the festival's organizers announced Tuesday.

The four films, which are categorized in the festival's "World Focus" section, are "A Leg," "Little Big Women," "The Painting of Evil" and "Taiwan Equals Love."

Directed by Chang Yao-sheng (張耀升), "A Leg" is a dark romantic comedy about a wife who struggles to keep her husband's body intact after he dies following a leg amputation. It has also been selected as the opening film of the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival.

"Little Big Women" was directed by Joseph Hsu (許承傑) and focuses on the complicated relationships between a single mother and her three daughters.

"The Painting of Evil," directed by Chen Yung-chi (陳永錤), is a suspense thriller that follows the story of a struggling middle-aged artist who begins teaching prison inmates how to paint, but receives backlash after staging an exhibition featuring the art of a young prisoner convicted of random killings.

"Taiwan Equals Love," meanwhile, is a documentary that captures Taiwan's journey toward the 2019 legalization of same-sex marriage, directed by Sophia Yen (顏卲璇).

The festival, scheduled to be held Oct. 31-Nov. 9, is still going ahead with public audiences despite the COVID-19 pandemic, although the screenings will be reduced in size, according to the organizers.

(By Yeh Kuan-yin and Chiang Yi-ching)

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A Leg (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture)
A Leg (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture)
Little Big Women (Photo courtesy of Vie Vision Pictures Co.)
Little Big Women (Photo courtesy of Vie Vision Pictures Co.)
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