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AU REVOIR TAIPEI

Taiwan / USA, 2009 (MIFF 2010, Neighbourhood Watch)

Director: Arvin Chen

“A perky urban dramedy that makes one smile from ear to ear.” - Hollywood Reporter

Filmmaker Arvin Chen combines a colourful visual aesthetic and a hilarious ensemble of urban characters in this romantic comedy with a twist.

Kai serves dumplings by day and learns French by night in a bookstore in preparation for a trip to reunite with his girlfriend in Paris, but unexpectedly befriends the lovely Susie, a clerk in the bookshop where he studies. Embroiling Susie in a plan to fulfill his ambitions by way of a dodgy underworld deal, the pair share a high-paced adventure through the night markets and alleyways of Taipei.

Winner of the NETPAC Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010.

D/S Arvin Chen P Oi Leng Lui, In-Ah Lee, Wei-Jan Liu WS Beta Cinema L Mandarin, Taiwanese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010

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