Anthony Kao of Cinema Escapist Recommends Films About Taiwan Ep 117

22 February 2021

 

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

 

This week we welcome back Anthony Kao, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cinema Escapist to Talking Taiwan. I’ve asked him to recommend films that help familiarize people with Taiwan. He’ll be recommending films about Taiwan that best represent certain decades, eras or significant historical events.

 

 

Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:

 

  • Anthony’s recommendations are of films made after the lifting of martial law in Taiwan 1987
  • In selecting films to recommend Anthony tried to select a variety of film genres to suit the different tastes of Talking Taiwan listeners
  • The films Anthony recommends represent a diverse array of Taiwan’s culture and historical phenomena
  • The five films that Anthony recommends: A City of Sadness (1989), Yi Yi (1999), Cape No. 7 (2008)
  • The historical and political relevance of Anthony’s film recommendations
  • The Taiwan history film trilogy by film director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢): A City of Sadness (1989), Good Men, Good Women (好男好女1995), The Puppetmaster (1993)
  • New Taiwanese Cinema
  • Second New Wave of Taiwan Cinema

 

 

Related Links:

 

 

Cinema Escapist: https://www.cinemaescapist.com/

 

Cinema Escapist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cinemaescapist

 

Cinema Escapist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cinemaescapist

 

 

A City of Sadness (1989): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_City_of_Sadness

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096908/

 

 

Good Men, Good Women (好男好女 1995): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Men,_Good_Women

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113256/

 

 

The Puppetmaster (1993): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Puppetmaster_(film)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107157/

 

 

Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢), Film Director: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hou_Hsiao-hsien

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0396284/

 

 

Yi Yi (1999): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_Yi

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244316/

 

 

Edward Yang (楊德昌), Film Director: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0945981/

 

 

Three Times (2005): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Times

 

 

Cape No. 7 (2008): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_No._7

 

 

Seediq Bale (2011): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warriors_of_the_Rainbow:_Seediq_Bale

https://www.imdb.com/title/att2007993/

 

 

We Te-sheng, Film Director: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wei_Te-sheng

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0917669/

 

 

On Happiness Road (2017): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Happiness_Road

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7543904/

 

 

Hsin Yin Sung, Film Director: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3403663/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

 

 

 

New Taiwanese Cinema: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Taiwan#New_Taiwanese_Cinema,_1982%E2%80%931990

 

 

Second New Wave of Taiwan Cinema: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Taiwan#New_Taiwanese_Cinema,_1982%E2%80%931990

 

 

The 10 Best Taiwanese Movies of 2019: https://www.cinemaescapist.com/2019/12/best-taiwanese-movies-2019/

 

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