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Thursday, April 3, 6:00-10:00 pm
SFIFF57 Opening Night: The Two Faces of January
Thursday, April 24
Screening at 7:00 pm
Party at 9:00 pm
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
Tuesday, April 29, 8:00 pm
Film Society Awards Night
Thursday, May 1
An Evening with Richard Linklater
Friday, May 2, 7:00 pm
Stephin Merritt with The Unknown
Tuesday, May 6, 8:00 pm
SFIFF57 Closing Night: Alex of Venice
Thursday, May 8
Screening at 7:00 pm
Party at 9:00 pm
Presented in collaboration between the San Francisco Film Society and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, the fifth installment of Taiwan Film Days features an eclectic mix of the most popular and celebrated films to come from Taiwan over the past year. Blockbusters such as Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast and Forever Love are presented alongside Cannes, Toronto International and Locarno Film Festival favorites such as Taipei Factory, Soul and Ripples of Desire. In all, Taiwan Film Days presents an essential snapshot of the cultural and cinematic trends forming in contemporary Taiwan.

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Opening Night Party
Celebrate the best of contemporary Taiwanese cinema at the opening night of the 5th annual Taiwan Film Days. Read more...
November 1, 9:30 – 11:00 pm
Paul Mahder Gallery
3378 Sacramento Street
Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast
Chen Yu-hsun (Taiwan 2013)
This fictional fantasy sure to leave audience laughing and hungry explores the world of “zone pro sites”: chefs who show up at outdoor banquets with nothing but their cooking utensils and come up with a menu on the spot based on the banquet’s theme and the ingredients provided. Read more...
November 1, 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm
Vogue Theatre
3290 Sacramento (Presidio/Lyon)
A Time in Quchi
Chang Tso-chi (Shu jia zuo ye, Taiwan 2013)
When Bao is left with his grandfather in Quchi (a rural outpost of Taipei) for the summer, he struggles with the withdrawal of disconnecting from the bustle and technology of his usual day-to-day. His coming-of-age begins to take hold as he finds new ways to occupy himself and feed his creative mind. Read more...
November 2, 2:00 pm
Vogue Theatre
3290 Sacramento (Presidio/Lyon)
Taipei Factory
Singing Chen, Chang Jung-chi, Luis Cifuentes, Alireza Khatami, Shen Ko-shang, Joana Preiss, Jéro Yun, Midi Z (Taiwan 2013)
Produced through a joint project between the Cannes Film Festival’s Director’s Fortnight and the Taipei Film Commission, Taipei Factory consists of four collaboratively produced 15–20 minute films and promisingly pointing the way to international cross-pollination of talent in the future. Read more...
November 2, 4:15 pm and November 3, 1:30 pm
Vogue Theatre
3290 Sacramento (Presidio/Lyon)
Forever Love
Aozaru Shiao, Kitamura Toyoharu (A Ma de Mong Chun Ching Ren, Taiwan 2013)
Skeptical of her grandparents’ claims of cinematic fame and their stories of the golden age of the once-great Beitou district, Hsiao-Jie does not understand how they can be so stuck in the past until one day her grandfather reveals the legendary love story that took place in this Taiwanese Hollywood. Read more...
November 2, 6:30 pm
Vogue Theatre
3290 Sacramento (Presidio/Lyon)
Chung Mong-hong (Taiwan 2013)
This eerie, sometimes bloody thriller features violence, psychological torment and possession, and circles around a strange question, “Who inhabits this man’s body?” Read more...
November 2, 9:00 pm
Vogue Theatre
3290 Sacramento (Presidio/Lyon)
Ripples of Desire
Zero Chou (Taiwan/China 2012)
Teeming with pirates and lepers, Drift Island may at first seem like an unlikely environment for a feminist romantic yarn, but director Zero Chou’s new dark and erotic period piece set in the 17th century Ming Dynasty is full of surprises. Read more...
November 3, 3:15 pm
Vogue Theatre
3290 Sacramento (Presidio/Lyon)
Apolitical Romance
Hsieh Chun-yi (Dui Mien De Nu Hai Sha Guo Lai, Taiwan 2013)
A young bureaucrat is charged with producing a manual on Taiwanese-Chinese cross cultural etiquette, but quickly finds himself in over his head. When he meets a hip young woman from Beijing whom he quickly charms into helping write his manual, their uneasy partnership gives way to a series of errors and surprises. Read more...
November 3, 6:00 pm
Vogue Theatre
3290 Sacramento (Presidio/Lyon)
When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep
Hou Chi-jan (Nan fang xiao yang mu chang, Taiwan 2012)
This Taiwanese pop fable presents burgeoning love amidst anonymous notes, animated doodles and community organizing. Intent on winning back his ex-girlfriend who dumped him to enroll in a high-pressure “cram” school, Tung takes a job printing exams for the school at a local copy shop. Read more...
November 3, 8:30 pm
Vogue Theatre
3290 Sacramento (Presidio/Lyon)












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