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.
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.
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.
Flying Fighters of Taiwan
A film season of epic sword-wielding warriors and epic wuxia action.
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.
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.
Previously in this Festival
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…
The Ghost Hill
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…
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…
Super Citizen Ko
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…
My Missing Valentine
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…
The Rice Bomber
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…
A Touch of Zen
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…
The Swordsman of All Swordsmen
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…
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…
A City Called Dragon
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…