Did you know regular filmmaking on Taiwan only started in the 1950s? With a Taiwanese-language film industry? 1,000-plus Taiwanese-language features were made up to the 1970s. But the budgets were miniscule, the companies short-lived, and there was no archive. They were quickly forgotten, and only 200-plus survive.
Now, Taiwan’s lost commercial cinema is being recovered and restored by the Taiwan Film Institute.
This programme is supported by:
In this season
From Mon 22 Nov - Wed 1 Dec we will be screening three feature films made during Taiwan's film industry boom, spanning from the 1950s…