Mountain Spirits
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    Mountain Spirits

    Directed by

    Taiwan

    2014

    67 min

    • Mandarin
    • Taiwanese

    Documentary

    Wang Wen-Chih shows an artistic characteristic in contemporary art. His endless creative energy comes from where he was born. He uses oriental materials, such as bamboo, to express the power of Asian culture. This is a documentary about the artist's belief and philosophy in creating arts, and how the spectators discover the moving and surprising moments in his works.

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    Credits

    Cinematography
    Kuo-Liang Chiang
    Production
    THE 3RD VISION FILMS
    Festival Bookings
    TAIWAN FILM INSTITUTE

    Press

    Deeply beautiful and meditative.

    Seattle IFF

    An involving and quietly dynamic documentary, filled with stunning visuals and thought-provoking ideas.

    Chinese Visual Festival

    Singing Chen

    Singing Chen

    Taiwan

    Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? Through filmmaking, I investigate these questions, contemplate the human condition, and try to find the essence of my subjects. This process is like a dance between two people whose life situations create stimulating conversations with each other.

    Singing Chen is a filmmaker from Taiwan whose works span across documentary, fiction and film scores that express a long-time observation of contemporary society, characters, and their lives. She’s well known for her highly stylized and fast-paced works that focus on artistic and cultural issues. Following her early acclaimed feature films BUNDLED (2000), and GOD MAN DOG (2007), she has also produced fabulous documentaries, such as THE WALKERS (2014) and THE MOVING TENT (2018). Many of her pieces have been screened, nominated and won prizes at more than thirty international film festivals including at Berlin Film Festival, Busan Film Festival, Fribourg International Film Festival, Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, Golden Horse Awards, Taipei film festival, Créteil International Women's Film Festival.

    Selected Filmography

    Kuo-liang Chiang

    Kuo-liang Chiang

    Taiwan

    Originally settling on art as his lifetime career, he later on deviated to the path of film and images by a twist of fate. Although director Chiang started directing films a bit late compare to others, he is working hard to catch up. He has done documentaries about art and human rights, but is interested in other topics as well.