SMALL TALK TAIWANESE DOC
TO INTERNATIONALLY PREMIERE AT
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The First Time A Taiwanese Documentary to
Screen In Festival’s Panorama Section
Taipei, Taiwan - Thursday, December 22, 2016 – Small Talk Productions proudly announces that Ri Chang Dui Hua (Small Talk), by Taiwanese director Hui-chen Huang, will have its international premiere at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival 2017 (February 9 ~ 19, 2017).
Ri Chang Dui Hua (Small Talk is the first Taiwanese documentary to ever screen in the Panorama section at the Berlinale. The film had its world premiered in November at the 54th Golden Horse Film Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, and was nominated for Best Documentary and Best Editing at the 2016 Golden Horse Awards.
Ri Chang Dui Hua is Hui-chen Huang’s feature directorial debut. The film is executive produced by auteur filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien, produced by Diana Chiawen Lee, with original score by Lim Giong and Point, lensed by Ting-chieh Lin and edited by Wan-yu Lin.
Berlinale Panorama says Ri Chang Dui Hua is “a family story of a very special kind, produced by Hou Hsiao-hsien. The mother earns a living as a spirit guide for the deceased at their funerals: she was never at home, always out and about with her girlfriends instead. The daughter now goes to great lengths to attempt to understand her mother. A cosmos opens before us, one which manages to be of universal cultural significance and extremely intimate at the same time.”
The Berlinale Panorama annual showcases “new films by renowned directors, debut films and new discoveries. The selection of films provides insight on new directions in art house cinema. Traditionally, Auteur Films – movies with an individual signature – form the heart of the programme.”
Specific screening times/dates to be announced.
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Han Sun | Distributor