Sunday, October 29, 2006

2006 Golden Horse Film Festival (Nov 10-24)

At last, the long awaited Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival(2006台北金馬影展) will begin from November 10th to 24th, a full two-week film carnival. This year it's going to be held in Taipei Shing Kong Cineplex. It's somewhat the equivalent to Cannes or Berlin film fest in Taiwan showcasing some of the best (if not all) films in the world ranging from Krzysztof Zanussi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Peter Greenway, Francois Ozon, Asian, Russian, Hungarian, French, German, animation, short films, experimental films, anything you can think of. And it's ALWAYS very popular. Tickets get sold out immediately nearly within hours! They invented this "package" which includes 14 vouchers for advance purchasing. And people would wait in line for hours to get these special pre-sale tickets.

Unfortunately I didn't join the crazy film-mania even though I consider myself a pretty die-hard movie buff. But no worries, Public sales will begin on November 4th (at all Era Ticket outlets islandwide, for $230 per ticket). I think I will need to line up for a couple of hours, and, hopefully will be able to get the tickets for the movies I wanna see. Get your copies of the program while you can!

This year's openings are Ming Lian Tsai's I Don't Want to Sleep Alone(or Hei yan quan 黑眼圈, as in, and the most anticipated Paris, Je T'aime by 22 directors. I don't think I can get Paris, Je T'aime so I'll just wait for the DVD (sigh). And there are about more than 100 films from all over the world. It's a paradise for movie buffs or films students.

I haven't decided what to see thinking there are still 5 days to decide.

The Golden Horse Blog: ( ) all in Chinese with loads of info.

台北新光影城 Taipei Shin Kong Cineplex( )
Address: No. 36 4F., No.36, Xining S. Rd., Taipei City (insdie Shi Ze Lin Building, MRT Blue-line Ximen station)
住址: 台北市西門町西寧南路36號4樓、5樓 (獅子林商業大樓內、請搭乘手扶梯至4樓)

See you there! Wan An!


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