In the historic context of Taiwan, ‘Memory Revisited’ also means ‘History Revisited’. This program emphasises personal and artistic perspectives that use archive footage to challenge the ideologies that were instilled into Taiwan’s citizens in the past – as well as this, these films also show how diverse Taiwan society and Taiwan cinema is!
— Wood LIN, Curator
The films in this focus, shown below, have been curated into 3 screening programmes:
MEMORY REVISITED: FOCUS TAIWAN 1
Four short films that play with archival images to question memory and reframe the idea of a country whose identity is marked by diaspora and resistance.
MEMORY REVISITED: FOCUS TAIWAN 2
Two films using poetic and experimental methods to discover family history and memory, in a territory full of ghosts of colonization, occupation and diaspora.
MEMORY REVISITED: FOCUS TAIWAN - MASTERPIECE
One of the most beautiful films in history, masterfully directed by one of the world’s greatest, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, The Time to Live and the Time to Die is a tale of family and love – struggle and hope – and (we call it as it is) a masterpiece.