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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies

Taiwan Film Series: Taiwan after the Martial Law Period: Wan Jen's It Takes Two to Tango (2004)

Date and Time

November 08, 2018, 5 pm


University of Zurich, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, RAA G-15, Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zürich

The Film

Chinese Mainlander ZHAO travels from Beijing to Taiwan to pursue SHIN-YI, the love of his life. However, due to the historical turmoil between Taiwan and Mainland China, SHIN-YI’s family refuses to let ZHAO marry her. The two cultures clash, culminating in many hilarious moments of fiery confrontation.

The Director
WAN Jen is one of the most influential directors in Taiwan’s New Wave Cinema of the 1980s. In his films, he has consistently explored Taiwan’s social problems and political issues and challenged how the past is presented and whose story is told.

Please note

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session and an Apéro riche.
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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies - Sinology