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Drunken directors, egotistical stars, and men in monster suits line this charming, film industry-set, romantic comedy that celebrates a forgotten era in Taiwanese cinema.
Energetic septuagenarian Liu Chi-sheng (LUNG Shao-hua) is confined to a hospital bed after a biking accident. Worried about his wife, who suffers from dementia, he tells his visiting granddaughter the incredible story of how they met.
Flashback to 1969, when Chi-sheng (now played by Blue LAN) was Hollywood Taiwan’s hottest scriptwriter and his wife, Mei-Yue (Amber AN), was an aspiring actress with an unfortunate crush on Wan Bao-Long, a posturing matinee idol who was a poor man’s James Bond.
An irresistible love story and a nostalgic tribute to the heyday of Taiwanese-language films, which affectionately pokes fun at the wild ideas that made it to screen.
Don’t miss Taiwan Cinema: The Golden Age, a very special exhibition of theatrical posters for Taiwanese-language releases of the 1950s and 1960s. At the Terracotta Festival Hub, May 28-June 1.