The Tunnel
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    The Tunnel

    Directed by

    Taiwan

    2020

    30 min

    • Mandarin

    Documentary

    The main character, Yong-hong usually assists film crews with location scouting and occasionally plays characters on film. Meanwhile, he writes a script. The unproduced script becomes this documentary, a story about his family: himself, his overworked mother who died too early, and “that person” who gambled, visited prostitutes and beat his mother.

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    Screenplay
    Hui-ju Hsu
    Festival Bookings
    TAIWAN DOCS
    Sales
    PUBLIC TELEVISION SERVICE FOUNDATION (PTS)
    Production
    HARDGOODLIFE FILM PRODUCTIONS
    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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