Taiwan Films at HOME

HOME has a long and on-going commitment to screening films from East Asia, in particular those in Chinese languages. The cinema of Taiwan has always been a key part of this offer. Therefore, the opportunity to work with the Taipei Representative Office in the UK and the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C.) to bring a range of Taiwanese films to Manchester is one we just couldn’t turn down.

So, across 2022, join us for a series of films and events that reflect one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting production centres: Super Citizen Ko, My Missing Valentine, The Rice Bomber, Turning 18, the Flying Fighters of Taiwan season and the Edward Yang season.

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In this festival

Yi Yi, an article by Fraser Elliott

Fraser Elliott writes on Edward Yang's Yi Yi ahead of our screening on Sun 23 Oct 2022.

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A Brighter Summer Day, an article by Fraser Elliott

Fraser Elliott writes on A Brighter Summer Day ahead of our screening on Sun 11 Sep 2022.

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Flying Fighters of Taiwan

A film season of epic sword-wielding warriors and epic wuxia action.

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My Missing Valentine and Taiwanese Cinema, an article by Fraser Elliott

Fraser Elliott writes on My Missing Valentine and popular Taiwanese Cinema ahead of our screening on Tue 10 May 2022.

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Edward Yang Season

In 2022 HOME screens two of Edward Yang's masterpieces, A Brighter Summer Day on Sun 11 Sep and Yi Yi on Sun 23 Oct.

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Previously in this Festival

Yi Yi

Warm, sprawling, and dazzling, this intimate epic is one of the undisputed masterworks of the new century. 

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A Brighter Summer Day

A masterly account of growing up in early 60s Taiwan, this intimate epic equally reflects the social and political circumstances of Yang’s homeland during that…

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The Ghost Hill

Wed 31 Aug

After being awarded a magic sword in the opening duel, Tsai Ying-chieh must team up with unexpected allies and fight to recover his prized possession…

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Turning 18

Thu 28 Aug

A story about abandonment and struggle. This documentary follows the experiences of Chen and Pei, two indigenous Taiwanese teenage girls, who meet at a vocational…

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Super Citizen Ko

Sat 30 April

Driven by a moving performance from veteran actor Lin Yang, Super Citizen Ko is an intense film that reflects upon the impact of martial law…

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My Missing Valentine

Tue 10 May

An off-beat comedy of the highest order. Post office worker Hsiao-chi wakes up on February 15th with sunburn and no memory of a Valentine's Day…

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The Rice Bomber

Wed 15 June

The Rice Bomber follows Ru, a farmer, who is against the importation of rice and its impact on the land and the livelihood of Taiwan’s…

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A Touch of Zen

Sat 6 Aug

Widely regarded as the greatest martial arts epic of all time, A Touch of Zen won awards worldwide, smashed box-office records and had an incalculable…

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The Swordsman of All Swordsmen

Sun 7 Aug

The story of Tsai Ying-chieh, who sees his family killed as a child. He then spends years honing his fighting skills until he is ready…

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Iron Mistress

Wed 17 Aug

Set during the Jin invasion of China in the Southern Song dynasty, the film tells the story of the eponymous heroine who rises up and…

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A City Called Dragon

Tue 29 Aug

In the Southern Song dynasty, Shang Yen-chih enters Dragon City hoping to meet up with her revolutionary comrade Chen and discover a secret map that…

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