Taiwan at Venice 2022 — Venice Immersive Rivals
“All That Stays” – Director: Craig Quintero
Among the many many latest explorers inside the VR realm is Riverbed Theatre, a “full theater” agency that was formed in Taipei in 1998 and combines seen and performing arts. “All That Stays” is directed by the company’s ingenious director Craig Quintero. The film challenges audiences’ perceptions of reality by questioning the possibilities previous the regularly patterns which may be constructed from recognized info and familiarity. The thought is to nudge viewers out of their comfort zone. It positions itself as a meditation on the malleability of data and the increasingly more fluid boundary between reality and fiction as persons are coping with unprecedented alienation from each other. The film was financially backed by a grant from the Taiwan Creative Content material materials Firm (TAICCA).
“The Man Who Couldn’t Go away” – Director: Singing Chen
On this VR offering “The Man Who Couldn’t Go away,” director Singing Chen, who’s best recognized for her documentary films (“God, Man, Canine,” “The Walkers”), transports the viewers to the earlier Inexperienced Island jail the place a political detainee named A-Kuen recounts the political persecution in Taiwan in the midst of the Fifties. The White Terror interval was carried out by the Kuomintang (or nationalist social gathering), which fled mainland China after dropping the civil battle to the Communist Celebration in 1949. It lasted until 1987 when martial laws was lifted. With Taiwan now free and democratically-ruled, the instances of repression are inside the island’s earlier, nevertheless to Chen and her crew, historic previous and certain tales shouldn’t be forgotten. Chen makes use of the immersive format to hold this chapter of Taiwan’s historic previous to life, by way of the kind of political prisoners’ letters to family which have been certainly not delivered. The film can be nominated for the 2022 Kaohsiung Film Pageant’s VR rivals.
“Pink Tail” – Director: Fish Wang
On this fantastical piece by the Golden Horse Award worthwhile director and animation artist Fish Wang (“Gold Fish,” “Metropolis of Misplaced Points”), a boy is drawn to a mysterious crimson tail and chases it spherical. This leads him onto a journey by way of magical places and encounters with fabled creatures. Nonetheless as he reaches the highest of the journey, he learns the journey shouldn’t be about taking him to places he had certainly not imagined, nevertheless a enterprise into his private memory, unhappiness and hidden secrets and techniques and methods. “Pink Tail” is the fruit of two years of labor. It was featured inside the XR rivals on the New Footage Pageant in Paris earlier this yr and gained the jury’s explicit level out award.