Taiwan's most expensive cinematic production ever, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale, will show at the 26th annual Filmfest DC, Washington's premier international film festival, in cooperation with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States. As part of this special pre-release screening, TECRO has planned a special reception for attendees and has invited Mr. Lin Ching-Tai, the actor portraying the lead character Mouna Rudo, to attend the reception.
Show Times: April 21, Saturday; 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Venue: Regal Cinemas at Gallery Place
701 Seventh Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Tickets: $11. Advance tickets are also available online or by phone.
Reception Time: April 21, Saturday; 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Venue: Clyde's of Gallery Place
(Reception entrance on the 2nd floor)
Admission: Please bring your ticket stubs for admission.
As Taiwan's submission to the 84th Academy Awards, Seediq Bale made the nomination short-list for the Best Foreign Film category. In September last year, it played at the 64th Venice Film Festival and at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival. The film has been well received by critics both in Taiwan and abroad, who praised the film's historical accuracy, its realistic action sequences and its authentic depiction of the horrors of war. With a budget of around US$25 million, almost 10 years in development and a domestic box-office gross of US$30 million, it is the most ambitious Taiwan film so far. According to Director Wei, the film portrays “the encounter between a people who believe in rainbows and a nation which believes in the sun” and addresses “larger questions of human dignity and self-fulfillment.”
For more information about the showing and reception, please contact Thalia Lin by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (202) 895-1852.