Seediq Bale’s director in SF for US debut on April 27
Bay Area audiences will get a chance to see Warrior of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale when the film opens at the AMC Metreon 16 (101 Fourth Street, San Francisco) and AMC Cupertino Square 16 (10123 N Wolfe Road, Cupertino) on April 27. During the Friday evening opening in San Francisco, director Wei Te-sheng will also be on hand to answer questions from the audience about his movie.
Seediq Bale is a Taiwan-made historical movie about the aboriginal rebellions against Japanese colonial rule. The film centers on Mona Rudao, one of the leaders of the Seediq tribe living in a mountainous area of Taiwan. It is a story that parallels much of the Native American story of how the West was won at the cost of the Native American Indian tribes. Based on a true story, the epic film bears similarities to Braveheart, which starred Mel Gibson, and portrays the universal struggle among oppressed peoples for their freedom.
A contender for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards, the film debuted in Taiwan on September 11, 2011. Since then, the film has won in the category of Best Feature Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound Effects and Best Original Music at the 2011 Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan’s equivalent to the Oscars.
For more about the movie, please read this month’s special issue and visit the movie’s website, http://warriorsoftherainbow.wellgomovies.com/press.php.
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