Winner of the Best Asian Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, AU REVOIR TAIPEI will be playing on Thursday, April 22nd at 8:45PM, Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18. See this page to see a trailer for the film and buy tickets.
AU REVOIR TAIPEI (一頁台北 – Yi Ye Tai Bei)
Taiwan, USA, Germany 2010 | 85m | Mandarin w/ English Subtitles
Director/Screenwriter: Arvin Chen
Kai, a brokenhearted young man from Taipei, yearns to be with his girlfriend, who’s left for Paris. He spends his days working at his parents’ noodle restaurant and his nights trying to learn French at the local bookstore, where he meets Susie, a sweet but lonely girl who works there. Afraid of losing his girlfriend, and in need of money to get to Paris, he accepts a dubious offer from a local gangster to deliver a mysterious package to Paris. It’s the beginning of a wild night for Kai, at the end of which he realizes that leaving both Susie and Taipei will only take him further away from true love.
The debut film from rising talent Arvin Chen, AU REVOIR TAIPEI is a love letter to a city famous for its night markets, 24 hour bookstores, and perfectly cooked dumplings. The producers have allowed HIFF to present this film 6 months in advance to its premiere in the upcoming October festival as a special sneak peek to the 30th annual edition of HIFF.