Compulsive gambler Jih (Tai-bao) tries to bamboozle dim-bulb gang boss Black Dog (Chen-Nan Tsai) in this satirical action-comedy that pokes fun at Taiwanese culture. To fend off Black Dog's attempt to collect a gaming debt, Jih says he can't repay the money because he needs it for the funeral of his father (Bin-hui Lee) -- who once saved the mafioso's life. Trouble is, Jih's father is alive, and Black Dog plans to attend the memorial service.
Mr. Lai, an extra in a film, wakes up coughing on the set and gets notified he is going to play a dead body lying in a coffin. Teased by other background actors and mistreated by the film crew, he finds a perfect way to lie in the coffin.
Set in the village of a mountain town, a grocery store owner surprises everyone when she decides to learn English from a young missionary who has just arrived. Through her studies, she slowly begins to reveal secrets that she has kept hidden for over 30 years...
Ciao should film a vlog with his parents to complete his summer homework. However, his parents were too busy to film with him. While Ciao met a human billboard who lived at a park, he decided to have picnics with the man in order to finish the homework. This film describes family issues with a child’s view and also portrays partial homeless life. The audience can see the friendship between generations.
A Taiwanese grandma (Ahma) has to travel from a rural town in central Taiwan to the capital city of Taipei in the north to pull Alan, her American-born grandson, out of jail before he gets deported by a vindictive police officer.
To compensate the loss of Lu’s brother, Lu, the captain of judo team at school, has been brought up by her mother as a substitute of her brother in Beijing. In the seemingly masculine appearance, she secretly falls in love with Nicole, the internet celebrity girl from Taiwan. Lu and Nicole meet each other in a judo competition of which the winner would have the chance to become the leading actress in an action film. Nicole wins the competition, but she disappears right before the movie start shooting. As Nicole’s substitute, Lu then has the chance to play the leading actress of the action movie. But the thing is, is Lu able to find her own self-identity and be the real her in one’s life?
Set in the late 1980s, this family drama is about an 11-year-old boy who befriends his landlord, nicknamed Old Fox, and learns from him how to survive in a rapidly changing world as well as things his poor father would never be able to teach him.
Young boy, Ah-Jiang, a school failure and day dreamer witnesses the kidnapping of a child. After being taken hostage by a corrupt family, he begins an unusual adventure away from home.
Sega's children, born into post-war Chinese rule, can't relate to their father's love for Japanese culture, having grown up under Japanese rule before WWII.
A young boy searches a small fishing village for his parents from a past life.
The Will to Power
In the summer of 1979, during Taiwan’s martial law period, Bing-Kuan asks her college friend Shu-Lan to help out on her family’s banana plantation. As time goes by, the two girls secretly develop a romantic relationship, and decide to volunteer at the Formosa Magazine in order to promote democratic freedom of expression. Yet their youthful romance is threatened as the Kuomintang regime seeks to suppress dissident voices.
8-year-old Ah Keat sets off in search of the mythical nightmare-eating creature in the forest, hoping it will bring his father back to life.
DU Bin was originally a newspaper photographer but was fired from the newspaper due to the mistaken use of photographs. In low spirits, he becomes a freelancer and takes marital affairs pictures for detective agencies. One day, DU Bin starts to follow the political star CHEN Cheng-rong after receiving an anonymous tip. As a result, a series of explosive incidents take place. The political powerhouse tries to suppress it, the media doesn’t dare to report it, the figure involved in a sex scandal insists he’s being framed, and the mafia threatens and demands the file.Then, unexpectedly, the file with the only picture is burned in an accident. No one wants to believe him. DU Bin is eaten alive by his past memories and faces pressure from all sides. Where should the paparazzo who is caught in a whirlwind go?
A triptych reinterpreting Shakespeare's classic character Juliet. The three stories are directed by 3 different directors; Juliet's Choice (By Hou Chi Jan), Two Juliets (By Shen Ko Shang), and Another Juliet (By Chen Yu Hsun) Juliet's Choice : In the 70's, Ju worked in a printing store where a boy with a banned article changes her life. Two Juliets : Mei is told that in the 80's, a woman faked insanity to be locked up just to wait for her lover. Another Juliet : In 2010, "Juliet" tries to commit suicide but a TV commercial crew gets in the way.....
Taipei 24H divides 24 hours in Taipei into 8 shorts. It opens with Cheng Fen-fen's upbeat and comedic "Share the Morning", and ends with Lee Kang-sheng running the final leg of this relay with "Remembrance" at 4am. Well-known director Tsai Ming-liang makes a rare appearance visiting a late night coffee shop. Taipei 24H is a contemporary urban chronicle of a city rarely at sleep.
A loafer inherits an apartment block and lets out the place to a group of tenants, including a lusty gymnastics teacher, a geeky college student, a single father with his young daughter, a gay couple, a writer and a sexy female office worker. An incredible story is about to unfold as they start their lives in the same building.
A true story of the unrelenting endurance and perseverance of a group of passionate teenage girls, in a film that firmly grasps audiences and tugs at the heartstrings with an emotionally charged story of tug-of-war, “Step Back to Glory”, stands out from all of the other Cinderella-story movies in its faithful portrayal of a real-life event. The film, directed by Zhang Bo-rui, tells the story of a group of young teenage girls from the Jingmei Girls High School tug-of-war team and their arduous journey from failure to success.
The discovery of a discarded sofa, in Taipei city, transforms a routine Sunday into a capricious adventure of perseverance and self-discovery for Filipino guest workers Manuel and Dado.
An FBI Agent pairs with a troubled Taiwan cop to hunt for a serial killer who's embedding a mysterious fungus in the brains of victims.
Now retired from the criminal underworld, Loman runs a bed and breakfast with his loud, boisterous family. The plot is built around various domestic situations - a relationship crisis between Loman's daughter Jin and her partner Xiao Ho, as well as unresolved issues between David's wife and her younger sister Hottie. Hong Kong's big boss Brother Tien soon arrives to meddle in everyone's affairs.
Qing Feng is the top lieutenant under gang boss Yong. Three years ago, his good friend Xiong went to jail for him in the name of brotherhood. Upon his return, Xiong is immediately favored by Yong, which plants a growing rift in his friendship with Qing Feng. Over on the rival gang side, U.S.-educated Michael returns to Taiwan to take over for his late father and applies ruthless business strategies to expand his turf. With his eyes set on a profitable property development project, Michael will stop at nothing to eliminate Yong and take over his turf.
Xiao Zhen is a 16-year-old girl born with the ability to see spirits. As she uses her power to help the living deal with their loved ones on the other side, she must juggle the pressures of teenage life with the demands of the spirit world.
Bringing together some of the most talented Asian directors working within the genre sphere, this new anthology series creates an atmosphere unlike anything that’s come out of the region before.