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Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Taiwan, 2011)

February 15, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

$10

UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and UCLA Film & Television Archive in association with Taiwan Academy present

 

“Part I: Sun Flag”

Directed by Wei Te-sheng

Taiwan’s highest-grossing domestic film ever tells of the indigenous Seediq people, split into rival clans, who must find a way to overcome history and fight as one people against occupying Japan, during that nation’s colonial rule. Mona Rudao, one of the Seediq clan chiefs, finally launches an armed rebellion at Wushe in 1930. Based on a true story and richly detailed.

Producer: John Woo, Terence Chang, Huang Chih-ming. Screenwriter: Wei Te-sheng. Cinematographer: Chin Ting-chang. Editor: Chen Po-wen, Milk Su. Cast: Lin Ching-tai, Umin Boya, Masanobu Andô.

Digital video, color, in Seediq, Japanese and Taiwanese with English subtitles, 144 min.
 

“Part II: Rainbow Bridge”

Directed by Wei Te-sheng

After the initial uprising at Wushe, Mona Rudao faces an unwinnable guerrilla war against the militarily superior Japanese plus fierce rival Seediq clans. He and his followers must fight not just for their lives but for their dignity and honor—so that they can truly be “Seediq Bale” or “real men.”

Producer: John Woo, Terence Chang, Jimmy Huang. Screenwriter: Wei Te-sheng. Cinematographer: Chin Ting-chang. Editor: Chen Po-wen, Milk Su. Cast: Lin Ching-tai, Umin Boya, Masanobu Andô.

Digital video, color, Seediq, Japanese and Taiwanese with English subtitles, 131 min.

Cost: $0-10

FREE admission at the box office for UCLA students with valid I.D.!

Details

Date:
February 15, 2014
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
$10
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2014-02-15/warriors-rainbow-seediq-bale-taiwan-2011

Venue

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/billy-wilder-theater

Organizer

UCLA Film & Television Archive
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/