Eat Drink Man Woman
Directed by Ang Lee
A delicious comedy about food, fatherhood and family ties as a widower struggles with accepting his three daughters’ newfound appetite for boys, an interest that begins to break the family apart with hilarious and often touching results.
A City of Sadness
Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Set in the picturesque old mining village of Jiufen (pictured left), A City of Sadness is the story of a family embroiled in the “White Terror” that was wrought on the Taiwanese people by the Kuomintang government after their arrival from mainland China in the late 1940s.
Directed by Doze Niu
Monga is a dynamic and powerfully impressive Taiwanese gangster film set against the stunning backdrop of Taipei in the 1980s, as a group of teenagers become men and fight to survive amongst the gangs that run the old Monga quarter – present day Wanhua District – of the city.
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
Directed by Wei Te-Sheng
Wei Te-Sheng’s epic film retells an extraordinary episode from 20th-century history which is little-known, even in Taiwan. A rare exploration of the indigenous Taiwanese experience during Japanese rule, the movie comes in two parts, the second film being called ‘The Rainbow Bridge’. This film remains the most expensive production in Taiwanese history.