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“On Happiness Road” Beautifully Embodies Taiwan’s Existential Malaise

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This animated movie perfectly captures Taiwan’s struggles—both in its story and behind the scenes.

Netflix’s Highly Relatable “On Children” Is “Black Mirror” With Tiger Moms

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If you grew up with a tiger parent, or find yourself becoming one—this show is for you.

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.

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+".

Review: “The Great Buddha+” Shows Taiwan’s Bleak Reality…via Dashcam

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One of Taiwan's best films of 2017 is getting a North America release.

The 8 Best Taiwanese Movies of 2017

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The top Taiwanese movies from 2017, with an emphasis on authentic local stories.

Interview: Chen Ho-yu, director of “The Teenage Psychic”

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"Teenage Psychic" is HBO Asia's first Chinese-language series, and was shot entirely in Taiwan.

HBO’s “Teenage Psychic” Actually Feels Taiwanese…and That’s Pretty Special

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After a well-received run in Asia, the show will start streaming Dec 1 on HBO's US services.

Review: The Moment – 50 Years of Golden Horse (Taiwan, 2016)

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The Moment is a must-watch documentary for anyone interested in the history of Taiwanese cinema.