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Ye-Zai (Taiwan, 2012) & Pinoy Sunday (Taiwan/Philippines, 2009)
February 16, 2014 @ 7:00 PM$10
UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and UCLA Film & Television Archive in association with Taiwan Academy present
“Ye-Zai” (Taiwan, 2012)
Directed by Tseng Ying-ting
Taiwan’s economic development has made it a regional magnet for new immigrants along with new social problems and new stories about them. A new local profession has emerged as well: bounty hunters who catch illegal and runaway foreign workers. But when one bounty hunter, Ye-Zai, is sent to catch his own family’s runaway Thai maid, who is he really chasing?
Screenwriter: Chen Yuli, Tseng Ying-ting. Cinematographer: Hsu Fu-hsiang. Editor: Li Chun-hung. Cast: Shih Ming-Shuai, Sajee Apiwong, Phanet Phongsai, Wu Pong-fong, Huang Caiyi.
Digital video, color, in Mandarin and Thai w/ English s/t, 81 min.
“Pinoy Sunday” (Taiwan/Philippines, 2009)
Directed by Ho Wi Ding
Taipei-based Malaysian filmmaker Ho Wi Ding’s comedy introduces two disadvantaged, Taipei-based Filipino migrant factory workers who see their fortunes possibly changing when they encounter a new, expensive sofa abandoned on a city sidewalk. Hoping the almost mythical find will change their lives (it certainly changes their day), they carry the sofa homeward; facing obstructions both logistical and cultural in the churning, polyglot metropolis.
Producer: Natacha Devillers, Morihisa Matsudaira, Mark Meily, Kenichiro Takiguchi. Screenwriter: Ajay Balakrishnan, Ho Wi Ding. Cast: Bayani Agbayani, Epy Quizon, Meryll Soriano, Nor Domingo, Dave Ronald Cheng.
35mm, color, Tagalog, Mandarin and English w/ English s/t, 84 min.
FREE admission at the box office for UCLA students with valid I.D.!