Taipei Film Festival

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1998 台北電影節 (Taipei Film Festival)

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1. Intimacies (Shinmitsusa) (2012)

255 min | Drama

Hamaguchi wrote and directed this film as a graduation project for the students at ENBU Seminar (film and theater school in Tokyo) when he taught there. It is a three-part film: The first ... See full summary »

Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Votes: 23

2. Happy Hour (2015)

317 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

Four women. All in their 30s. Three married, one divorcee. They are able to tell each other anything. Or at least they thought. One day, after losing in divorce court, one of them gives up ... See full summary »

Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi | Stars: Sachie Tanaka, Hazuki Kikuchi, Maiko Mihara, Rira Kawamura

Votes: 791

3. Girl Asleep (2015)

TV-MA | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

67 Metascore

The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world.

Director: Rosemary Myers | Stars: Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Amber McMahon, Matthew Whittet

Votes: 2,357 | Gross: $0.05M

4. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

Not Rated | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: June Tripp, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney

Votes: 9,423

5. Masculin Féminin (1966)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

92 Metascore

A romance between young Parisians, shown through a series of vignettes.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Chantal Goya, Marlène Jobert, Michel Debord

Votes: 11,538 | Gross: $0.20M

6. The Hunger (1983)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young

Votes: 21,601 | Gross: $5.98M

7. Bun saang (2016)

84 min | Documentary

After recording the lives of Hong Kong's children in Fish Story (HKAFF 2013), Director JC Wong turns his camera to matters of life and death in his new documentary. For two years, Wong ... See full summary »

Director: Siu-pong Wong

Votes: 26

8. Made in Hong Kong (1997)

109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Autumn Moon (Sam Lee), a low-rent triad living in Hong Kong, struggles to find meaning in his hopelessly violent existence.

Director: Fruit Chan | Stars: Sam Lee, Neiky Hui-Chi Yim, Wenders Li, Ka-Chuen Tam

Votes: 1,862

9. Ugetsu (1953)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito

Votes: 18,809 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Wuyong (2007)

80 min | Documentary

About people around fashion and clothing industry in China.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Star: Ke Ma

Votes: 264

11. Radiance (II) (2017)

101 min | Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A passionate writer of film versions for the visually impaired meets an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight.

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Ayame Misaki, Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuko Shirakawa

Votes: 1,274

12. Millennium Mambo (2001)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

The ethereally beautiful Vicky recalls her romances with Hao Hao and Jack in the neon-lit clubs of Taipei.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Qi Shu, Jack Kao, Chun-hao Tuan, Jun Takeuchi

Votes: 4,193 | Gross: $0.01M

13. The Secret (1979)

85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A real murder case which was complicated by the minage ' trois relationship of the victim and the main suspects. As different witnesses narrated their conflicting stories, the case seemed ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Hui | Stars: Sylvia Chang, Angie Chiu, Norman Chu, Chung Kwan

Votes: 158

14. Fueled: The Man They Called 'Pirate' (2016)

145 min | Drama, History

The grand story of Japan's post-war reconstruction is based on the actual story of an oil company's president, namely Tetsuzo Kunioka, who believed in the power of oil, as opposed to coal, ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Shôta Sometani, Tôru Nomaguchi

Votes: 174

15. As You Are (2016)

110 min | Drama, Mystery

67 Metascore

Set in the early 1990's, "As You Are" is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation.

Director: Miles Joris-Peyrafitte | Stars: Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton, Amandla Stenberg, John Scurti

Votes: 1,855

16. Still Life (2006)

Unrated | 111 min | Drama

81 Metascore

A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Zhou Lan, Sanming Han, Lizhen Ma

Votes: 5,476 | Gross: $0.07M

17. Parks (2017)

118 min | Drama, Family

University student Jun has a lot of free time on her hands. She encounters Haru who is in high school and looks a woman she knew in her past. They meet Tokio, who is the grandson of the ... See full summary »

Director: Natsuki Seta | Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mei Nagano, Shôta Sometani, Shizuka Ishibashi

Votes: 839

18. Spoor (2017)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who or what is the murderer, but nobody believes her.

Directors: Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik | Stars: Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszal, Patricia Volny

Votes: 3,738

19. Blue Hour (2019)

92 min | Drama

Thirty-year-old professional woman Sunada is a commercial agency director in Tokyo Japan. However, despite what others may think, she is unhappy with her job, career trajectory or the ... See full summary »

Director: Yuko Hakota | Stars: Denden, Kaho, Daisuke Kuroda, Kaho Minami

Votes: 51

20. Koko-di Koko-da (2019)

86 min | Comedy, Horror

As a couple goes on a trip to find their way back to each other, a sideshow artist and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorizing them, luring them deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror and humiliating slapstick.

Director: Johannes Nyholm | Stars: Leif Edlund, Peter Belli, Ylva Gallon, Katarina Jakobson

Votes: 603

21. System Crasher (2019)

118 min | Drama

On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni's untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair.

Director: Nora Fingscheidt | Stars: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Lisa Hagmeister

Votes: 2,021

22. Typhoon (1962)

105 min | Drama

A clever and lively girl who gets lost in the world of radio drama runs away from home to search for her imaginary mother. A scoundrel claims to be the girl's father to escape from police. ... See full summary »

Director: Lei Pan | Stars: Hsiao-Yun Chiang, Shih Chin, Ming Lei, Chi Li

Votes: 18

23. Nocturne (I) (2019)

80 min | Drama

On the very eve of shooting his debut film, a harried young director struggles to balance fiction and reality as he spends one fever dream of a night searching for the inspiration that eludes him.

Director: Viktor van der Valk | Stars: Vincent van der Valk, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Simone van Bennekom, Tom Dewispelaere

Votes: 136

24. Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019)

91 min | Drama

A Dutch girl of Bosnian descent travels to Bosnia to visit her sick father. It will be the first time they will see each other.

Director: Ena Sendijarevic | Stars: Sara Luna Zoric, Lazar Dragojevic, Ernad Prnjavorac, Sanja Buric

Votes: 302

25. Street of Shame (1956)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a brothel.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Aiko Mimasu, Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 3,376

26. Bait (I) (2019)

89 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour.

Director: Mark Jenkin | Stars: Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd, Giles King

Votes: 1,017

27. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History

A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan, Gogi Gegechkori

Votes: 7,891

28. The Juniper Tree (1990)

78 min | Drama, Fantasy

86 Metascore

Margit and her older sister, Katla, flee their homeland after their mother is killed for practicing witchcraft. Needing a place to stay, Katla casts a spell over a young farmer named Jóhann which makes him fall in love with her.

Director: Nietzchka Keene | Stars: Björk, Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir, Valdimar Örn Flygenring, Guðrún Gísladóttir

Votes: 739



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