The tenth Taipei Film Festival (台北電影節) will be held from 20 June to 6 July 2008. It features some 250 films from around the world.
In Wuchang Street in Ximending there is a special event in conjunction with the festival called the Taipei Movie Walk. The Outdoor Cinema Park has an exhibition of hand painted movie posters from around the 1960s. The ones pictured above are by Chen Zi-fu (陳子福).
The Paris Nightclub (夜巴黎舞廳) is also open with a special exhibition about the movie Jin Da-ban's Last Night (金大班的最後一夜). The interior of the nightclub really is something of a trip back into the past and well worth checking out.
Taiwanese feature films showing in the Taipei Awards section at the festival are Candy Rain (花吃了那女孩), Beautiful Crazy (亂青春), God Man Dog (流浪神狗人), Help Me Eros (幫幫我愛神), Orz Boyz (囧男孩), Cape No. 7 (海角七號), Soul of a Demon (蝴蝶), Summer's Tail (夏天的尾巴), Winds of September (九降風) and what on earth have I done wrong?! (情非得已之生存之道). There are also some interesting documentaries and short films from Taiwan. The Japan/Taiwan co-production Tea Fight (鬪茶) is one of the festival's closing films.
The City Vision section of the festival features films from Jerusalem and Dublin. The Global Chinese Cinerama has films from the Chinese-speaking world. There is also a huge range of films from all around the world. There should be something to interest everybody.
The venues for the film screenings are Zhongshan Hall (中山堂), Shinkong Cinema Complex (新光影城) and the Taipei County Cultural Center (臺北縣藝文中心演藝廳). Tickets are available from www.artsticket.com.tw outlets in advance and also from the venue box offices during the festival.