The award-winning film Au Revoir Taipei makes its only Washington D.C. appearance at our film festival on October 7 at 7:30 p.m. You do not want to miss this crowd pleaser, which is Executive Produced by Wim Wenders.
A reception will follow the screening at Asia Nine immediately after the Q&A of Au Revoir Taipei. Free for ticket holders; $10 for those without. Light food will be provided.
In his feature length debut, director and winner of DC APA’s 2007 Best Narrative Short award Arvin Chen returns to the vibrant streets of Taipei in this utterly charming film about old loves lost and new loves found.
A sheepish young man, Kai (Jack Yao), reluctantly bids adieu to his girlfriend Faye and dreams of reuniting with her in Paris. His daily routine consists of working at his parents’ modest noodle stand and soliciting the language section at a local bookstore to slyly learn French. Meanwhile, he remains aloof to the timid advances of the cute bookstore clerk, Susie (Amber Kuo).
But when local mob boss, Brother Bao (Frankie Kao) offers him the opportunity to fly to Paris in exchange for one seemingly simple favor, Kai unwittingly embarks on a turbulent night with Susie and best friend Gao as they attempt to evade a crew of incompetent gangsters and bungling cops in the bustling and glimmering city of Taipei. As his departure to Paris is jeopardized by these comical circumstances, will Kai find renewed motivation to stay in Taipei?
This whimsical romantic caper brims over with gorgeous cinematography and a fitting jazzy score that captures the seductive beauty and personality of Taiwan’s metropolis.
Au Revoir Taipei (executive produced by Wim Wenders) comes alive as the ultimate love letter to Taipei.
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