The Taiwan Film showcase is sponsored by the UCSD Chuan Lyu Foundation for Taiwan Studies, the UCSD Taiwan Studies Lecture Series, the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, and the Taiwan Ministry of Culture.
ALL FILMS ARE PRESENTED AT THE UCSD PRICE CENTER THEATER AND ARE FREE FOR UCSD STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF.
There once was a song / about sensuous spirits / that had everyone in Taiwan / aching to hear it. / But the story grew complex / because it combined politics and sex / and now we need a documentary / just to believe it.View purchasing options for THE CHIEF OF YANCHENG DISTRICT Buy tickets
Ying-Juan just wants to be recognized for her cooking. Despite the popular dishes she cooks for kids, she’s considered too heavyset to be the face of their school, and instead is pressured into a dispiriting weight-loss program. But two unlikely friendships set her on a surprising comedy of self-discovery.View purchasing options for HEAVY CRAVING Buy tickets
To appease the mob, a TV executive needs to lower the network’s value as quickly as possible. His solution: strip its budget and hire the worst performers and writers. To his astonishment, his young hires come up with ingenious, low-budget solutions that turn the network into a surprise hit.View purchasing options for IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD SHOW Buy tickets
Zero Chou pays tribute to director Liu Li-li with a biopic in the mode of the soapy melodramas that made her famous in the 1970s-80s. We meet Liu as a young woman finding her narrative voice in the stage, and later film, while juggling romance with a married director.View purchasing options for THREE MAKES A WHOLE Buy tickets
When beef between once-inseparable brothers interferes with basketball glory and dreams for a better life, they must struggle to work it all out while on opposite teams in the prestigious Taiwanese High School Basketball League tournament.View purchasing options for WE ARE CHAMPIONS Buy tickets