Cinema Escapist

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Articles by Emily Hsiang

Review: “Everyday Hero” Honors the Life Works of Guo Jian Nan

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Everyday Hero (南哥, lit. Brother Nan) is a Chinese biopic based on the true life and story of Guo Jian Nan, and his works in...

Interview: “Metal Politics Taiwan” Director Marco Wilms

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Marco Wilms discusses rebels, politicians, and what it was like being a foreigner shooting a politically charged documentary in Taiwan.

Interview: Freddy Lim, Rockstar Turned Legislator, Talks “Metal Politics Taiwan”

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Freddy Lim speaks about Taiwanese politics, music, fatherhood — and being the subject of a new documentary.

Interviewing “Tickling Giants” Director Sara Taksler on Standing Up to Abuses of Power

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Director Sara Taksler talks about "Tickling Giants", her time filming in Egypt, and standing up to abuses of power with humor.

Interview: “The Great Buddha+” Director Huang Hsin-yao Explores the Losers of Taiwanese Society

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Huang discusses how consumerism, class, and Taiwanese language shape his Golden Horse Award-winning film "The Great Buddha+".