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Au Revoir, Taipei (Germany/Taiwan/USA, 2010); Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Taiwan, 2013)

Au Revoir, Taipei (2010)
February 28, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Arvin Chen.

Au Revoir, Taipei (Germany/Taiwan/USA, 2010)

Directed by Arvin Chen

After Kai’s girlfriend goes abroad to study, he dreams of following her. So he tries to teach himself French at the 24 hour Eslite Bookstore—where real adventures begin in Taipei, the most romantic city in the world. Executive produced by Wim Wenders, American-born Taiwanese writer/director Arvin Chen’s debut feature won festival awards in Berlin, San Francisco, and Taipei.

Producer: Wim Wenders, Liu Wei-Jan, In-Ah Lee, Meileen Choo. Screenwriter: Arvin Chen. Cinematographer: Michael Fimognari. Editor: Justin Guerrieri. Cast: Jack Yao, Amber Kuo, Joseph Chang, Ke Yulun, Frankie Gao. 

35mm, color, in Taiwanese, Mandarin and French with English subtitles, 85 min. 

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Taiwan, 2013)

Directed by Arvin Chen

Writer/director Arvin Chen’s light-hearted second feature places his central character at a crossroads: married and contemplating a second child with his wife, Weichung re-encounters a former friend from his earlier gay life, uncorking an intoxicating brew of memories and new/old experiences. Delightfully, the film positions his struggle as just one negotiation among many, as his family members also undergo relationship ups and downs, all handled with a deft touch. 

Screenwriter: Arvin Chen. Cinematographer: Hsia Shao-Yu. Editor: Justin Guerrieri. Cast: Richie Ren, Mavis Fan, Kimi Hsia.

Digital video, color, in Mandarin and Taiwanese with English subtitles, 104 min.