With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Saturday, November 19, 2011


 Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
Written and directed by Wei Te-sheng
With Lin Ching-tai, Umin Boya, Ando Masanobu, Vivian Hsu Ando
Taiwan, 2011, 150 minutes
When: Sunday, November 20, 2011, 5:00 p.m., Theater 1, T1
Where: MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, NYC 
In Japanese and Seediq; English subtitles
Tomorrow afternoon, MoMA will present the second and final screening of Wei Te-sheng’s historical epic, fresh from its recent world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film offers a unique retelling of a little-known episode from 20th-century history: between 1895 and 1945, Taiwan was a Japanese colony inhabited by both Han Chinese immigrants and the remnants of the aboriginal tribes who first settled the land. In 1930 Mouna Rudo, the leader of one of these Seediq tribes, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal heads and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. Wei Tesheng’s previous film, Cape No. 7, became Taiwan’s highest-grossing film ever, thus allowing him to realize this ambitious passion project, which has been in the planning stages for a decade.

This screening is part of the series In Focus: Fortissimo Films.

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