The Great Buddha+

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 31st March | 4:00 PM
Stein Auditorium

(Taiwan/ Taiwanese/2017 / 104 mins)
A NETPAC Award Winner 
Dir. HUANG Hsin-Yao

Synopsis:  Pickle is a night security guard at a bronze statue factory, who also plays in a band at the funerals when time allows. Earning a meager income, Pickle lives with his elderly mother. His best friend Belly Button works as a recycling collector during the day, and Pickle’s biggest pleasure in life is flicking through the porn magazines Belly Button collects in the small hours in the security room. Having late night snacks and watching television are an integral part of their dull lives. One day when the television is broken, their lives are changed forever.

At first, they watch the footages recorded on their boss’s dash cam for fun, and soon they get addicted to peeping into the boss’s colorful private life and accidently discover the boss’s unspeakable secret. As a result, a ridiculous chain reaction is triggered, and even the statue of Buddha, ready to be sent to the religious festival, is forced to play a role in this chaotic situation. The story involves gods, the middle-aged men’s sexual desire and the conversation between ghosts and humans. Maybe the audience will find it preposterous, but isn’t life itself a farce?

    • Cast : Cres CHUANG , Bamboo CHEN , Leon DAI , CHANG Shao-Huai ,CHEN Yi-Wen Na Dow ,TING Kuo-Lin, LEE Yung-Feng
    • Cinematography : Nagao Nakashima
    • Producers: YEH Jufeng, CHUNG Mong-Hong
    • Editing : LAI Hsiu-Hsiung
    • Editing : KUO Li-Chi
    • Music: LIN Sheng-Xiang
    • Awards : Taipei Film Festival 2017 – International New Talent Competition: Audience Choice Award | Taipei Film Awards 2017 – Grand Prize, Best Narrative Feature / Music /Editing / Art Direction | Toronto International Film Festival 2017 – Discovery, NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere
    • Festivals :Toronto International Film Festival 2017 | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2017 | International Film Festival of India | Singapore International Film Festival | Chennai International Film Festival 2017
    • Age Limit : Suitable for 18 years and above.

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