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Interview: “Paradoxical” Director Mu-Ming Tsai and Producer Iris Lai Talk About the Binary Nature of Sense and Emotion

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Cinema Escapist writer Emily Hsiang sat down with Director Mu-Ming Tsai and Producer Iris Lai for an interview about "Paradoxical" -- a movie about sense and emotion, as...

“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.

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.

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.

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.

Interview: Wang Yu-lin on Taiwanese aborigines and gender identity in “Alifu, The Prince/ss”

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"Alifu, The Prince/ss" tells a unique story at the intersection of Taiwanese aboriginal traditions and transgender rights. It premieres October 2017.

Interview: Director Zero Chou on making LGBT films in the Greater China region

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The Teddy Award-winning Taiwanese director discusses her latest "Six Asian Cities Rainbow Project" and past works.

Taiwanese director Huang Hui-chen on her film “Small Talk”

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"Small Talk" won a 2016 Golden Horse Award for Best Documentary and a Teddy Award at 2017's Berlinale.