03 – 11 August 2018
Edition XVII

03 – 11 August 2018
Edition XVII

:The Best of Times

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:The Best of Times

Taiwan, 2002, 112 min

Hsiao-Wei and A-Chieh are cousins who stick together through thick and thin, having grown up together in a multilingual Hakka military dependents’. They love running out into the village courtyard during the pouring rain and exploring long alleyways. By chance, they acquire a gun and accidentally kill a mafia boss. Pursued by the criminal underworld, they are forced to start a journey on the run. The Best of Times is a realistic depiction of people from the bottom of the social ladder, illustrating the clashes and imbalances between families and society. The film adopts a fantastical narrative approach and camera angles that shuttle back and forth between old neighborhoods and city landscapes, with a gloomy colour palette that evokes a natural living atmosphere.

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CHANG Tso-chi was born in 1961, studied film and drama at the Chinese Culture University and worked as assistant director for Hou Hsiao-hsien. In 1993 he founded his own production company in Taipei and started his career as a film director. His films were select in Venice FF and IFF Rotterdam and many other film festivals.
La Biennale di Venezia 2001. Best Feature and Audience Award – Golden Horse Awards 2002.
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