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    Taiwan

    2018

    30 min

    • Mandarin

    Documentary

    New Asian Currents - 2019 Yamagata International Documentary FF, Best Short Nomination - 2018 Golden Horse Awards, 2017 Kaohsiung FF

    HSU took a non-traditional approach to make this documentary. She hired three real-life temporary workers to play themselves in an abandoned factory, which is both their stage and where they build a temporary home. They live on the edge in between the real and virtual world, between city and wilderness, and between family life and homelessness.

    Credits

    Screenplay
    HSU Hui-ju
    Festival Bookings
    TAIWAN DOCS
    Sales
    HSU HUI-JU
    Production
    CHI CHUN-MING
    Hsu Hui-ju

    Hsu Hui-ju

    Taiwan

    How to present the absurdity of existence? The only way is to keep throwing myself into an obscure state between reality and fiction, and to capture the real that peeks out the gap.

    Hsu Hui-Ju was born in Kaohsiung in 1975. Her first film BUTTER-FLY (2001) was awarded by the S-An Culture Foundation as the best creative documentary film. Since then, her second film HARD GOOD LIFE (2003) won New Asian Currents Awards of Excellence at Yamagata International Documentary FF in 2003. Her third film INSIDE (2005) was invited to the South Taiwan Film & Video Festival. Her film HARD GOOD LIFE II (2008) was awarded by Taiwan International Documentary FF with a Special Jury Prize and was also nominated by Visions du Reel. Her latest film is THE TUNNEL (2020), and was selected at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020.

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