18th Taipei Film Festivalby ponyworld | created - 06 May 2016 | updated - 24 Sep 2016 | Public
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1. The Tenants Downstairs (2016)
110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A sadisitic landlord manipulates the lives of his tenants through a network of surveillance cameras installed throughout the building.
2. Three (2016)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Realizing that he will be defeated in no time during a police showdown, a thug shoots himself to force the cops to cease fire and take him to the hospital. In the hospital, he claims human ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,560 | Gross: $0.07M
3. The Wounded Angel (2016)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama
Four loosely connected stories set in a small town in Kazakhstan at the beginning of the 90s, a time of transition from the Soviet era to a new state with emotional and economic depression.... See full summary »
4. Sand Storm (2016)
87 min | Drama
When their entire lives shatter, two Bedouin women struggle to change the unchangeable rules, each in her own individual way.
Votes: 2,448 | Gross: $0.08M
5. Paradise (2015)
100 min | Drama
The 25 years old Hanieh lives in the household of her married sister in Tehran. Every day Hanieh travels long and tedious hours to get to the suburbs where she works as a teacher at a girls... See full summary »
6. Les ogres (2015)
Not Rated | 142 min | Drama
They go from town to town, a big top on their backs, their show over their shoulder. They bring dreams and disorder to our lives. They are ogres, giants. They've devoured the theater and ... See full summary »
7. Keeper (2015)
95 min | Drama, Romance
The story of two teenagers that are about to have a baby. After deciding they will keep the baby, they have to deal with their parents and also with their everyday life.
8. Family Film (2015)
95 min | Drama
A couple embark on an early vacation. Left alone, their children cut loose until the boy gets caught for skipping school and things take an unexpected turn. Boasting exquisite camera work, ... See full summary »
9. Don't Look at Me That Way (2015)
88 min | Drama, Family, Romance
Hedi is the new neighbor of Iva, who raises her daughter Sophia by herself. The two women start a love relationship and Iva is desperately in love. Suddenly Iva's father appears, to whom ... See full summary »
10. The Black Hen (2015)
90 min | Action, Drama, History
They are bonded, nonetheless, by friendship and affection for a hen, whose eggs just might make a difference to Prakash's impoverished family. When the boy's father sells the bird, the chums desperately attempt to raise funds in order to buy it back.
11. As I Open My Eyes (2015)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Music
A few months before the revolution in Tunisia, 18 year-old Farah has a passion for life and sings in a political rock band. Her mother, knowing the dangers of Tunisia, wants her to pursue a career as a doctor.
Votes: 1,098 | Gross: $0.03M
12. Alone (2015)
90 min | Drama
It's broad daylight in a shantytown and a man witnesses a woman being murdered by masked men on the rooftop of a nearby building. He tries to surreptitiously take a photo the event but is ... See full summary »
13. Hang in There, Kids! (2016)
90 min | Drama
In a secluded indigenous tribe, 3 kids who grew up in the mountains and the woods. They are all very optimistic, energetic and playful; yet, they are also troubled by their own family ... See full summary »
14. Two Idiots (2016)
98 min | Adventure, Comedy
Accidently hired by a private investigation firm, two young men are sent on a mission of collecting debt. When they finally get a 10-million-dollar check from the director of an orphanage, ... See full summary »
15. The Bride (2015)
88 min | Horror, Thriller
Han and Hao are about to get married soon when Hao picks up a strange red envelope on the street and then all hell breaks loose with a vengeful supernatural bride wreaking havoc on his life.
16. The Cat in the Closet (2016 TV Movie)
81 min | Drama, Family
The sudden death of their son prompts the couple to shut themselves up in their own worlds. The mother begins to spend more and more time feeding the stray cats on the street while the ... See full summary »
17. The Left Ear (2015)
120 min | Drama
Li, a shy girl with hearing loss in her left ear, musters the courage to express her love to Xe Ge, but Xe Ge starts dating Bala, until a tragic incident brings him and Li together.
18. Maverick (2015)
114 min | Drama
Soon after a young police officer reports for duty, he is confronted with the unspoken rules. There are people who cannot be questioned and cases that cannot be further investigated. ... See full summary »
19. Our Times (2015)
134 min | Comedy, Romance
Love grows where it isn't expected in this endearing romantic comedy coming of age movie.
Votes: 3,982 | Gross: $0.85M
20. The Tag-Along (2015)
93 min | Horror, Thriller
A story about a video of a group of people going hiking and a mysterious little girl in a red dress following them.
21. White Lies, Black Lies (2015)
94 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
Heads are lined up on the shelves one next to another, with different colors and hair styles, yet all the faces are cold and nonchalant. This is Rainbow Salon, a supplier of hair models and... See full summary »
22. City of Jade (2016)
99 min | Documentary
In the war-torn Kachin State in Myanmar, waves of poor workers flock to dig for jade, dreaming of getting rich overnight. The director, Midi Z, is the protagonist's youngest brother. Midi ... See full summary »
Director: Midi Z
23. Hebei Taipei (2015)
87 min | Documentary, Family, War
Li, a former soldier who's family broke apart during wartime, was born in Hebei Province in China. He joined the army since youth, never about any political beliefs, but to survive by ... See full summary »
Director: Nyssa Li
24. The Moulin (2015)
160 min | Documentary, History
Taiwan's earliest modern poetry group-LE MOULIN-emerged in the 1930s, when Taiwan was under Japanese colonial rule. Part of the wave of modernist literature and avant garde thinking ... See full summary »
25. Jin zhi xia mao (2015)
16 min | Documentary, Short
Without means to put down roots and settle, two migrant workers seek solutions on an island where anchorage is prohibited
26. Barli Ais (2016)
31 min | Short, Family
Because father was a loser and mother left home, Yu-Hung worked harder and did many kinds of jobs to feed his younger sister and himself. One day, Yu-Hung went back home and saw his father ... See full summary »
Director: Kar Seng See
27. End of A Century: Miea's Story (2015)
21 min | Short, Drama
When the first western fashion magazine was imported to this oriental city a lot was changed, the value, the perspective, the core of life. Miea is a model. This is her story.
28. Für Elise (2015)
25 min | Short, Crime, Drama
Ashin meets Elise at a night market. She looks like an innocent girl until she involves him in a mysterious game that consists in catching her. They run through the streets until she leads ... See full summary »
29. Genghis Khan Conquers the Moon (2015)
15 min | Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In Genghis Khan's last days, an encounter with a Wizard sends him to the Moon. Just as the Mediaeval anti-hero thinks he's made his greatest conquest, he finds himself on a spiritual quest, realizing the absurd clash between one man's need and the silence of the Universe.
30. Nia's Door (2015)
26 min | Short, Drama
Nia travels far from her home, the Philippines, to Taiwan, to work as a family maid. Nia likes to keep to herself in her private room, where a door separates her from her employers. This ... See full summary »
31. Spring Beauty (2015)
20 min | Short, Drama
"Spring Beauty " is the name of the heroine in a once very popular video game, and she always comes back to life if you just put in another coin right after you lose. A middle-aged man came... See full summary »
32. Crash Testing (2015)
4 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
A car crash test dummy records his fantasy and longing by a flip book, where the individual pictures in the book are the paintings from his face during the crash.
Director: Yuting Hsueh
33. Sick Building Syndrome (2015)
4 min | Animation, Short
This is a city without memories, buildings are demolished and constructed simultaneously everywhere. Construction sites, advertising billboards, and all the skyscrapers make the city turn ... See full summary »
34. Ten Years (2015)
104 min | Drama
Five short films set in Hong Kong in the year 2025.
35. Underground Fragrance (2015)
75 min | Drama
The lives of three people entwine in Beijing's Underground City.
36. I, Olga (2016)
Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
"My verdict is : I, Olga Hepnarová, the victim of your bestiality, sentence you to death penalty." Those were the famous words of the 22-year-old mass murderer Olga Hepnarová, who in 1973 drove a truck into a group of innocent people in Prague.
37. Talvar (2015)
Not Rated | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An experienced investigator confronts several conflicting theories about the perpetrators of a violent double homicide.
Votes: 26,224 | Gross: $0.34M
38. Goat (2016)
R | 96 min | Drama
Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of "brotherhood," tests him and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.
Votes: 6,913 | Gross: $0.02M
39. Fourth Place (2015)
116 min | Drama, Sport
A former Asian Games record breaker and Olympic tryout, Kim Gwang-su, endures beatings, abuse, and constant ridicule from his swimming coach. To justify this abusive behavior, his coach ... See full summary »
40. Black (III) (2015)
95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. The city of Brussels, plagued by high rates of youth... See full summary »
41. The Land of the Enlightened (2016)
87 min | Documentary, Drama, War
A gang of Afghan kids from the Kuchi tribe dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to children working in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of the time when American troops ... See full summary »
42. The Master (II) (2014)
A documentary about 'van vdo' , the vhs shop in 1990s the shop established the independent cinema scene for the audience by selling vhs of Indie American, European, Asian films. however, all of them is pirate and illegal.
Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
43. The Mobfathers (2016)
94 min | Comedy, Crime
When a gang boss is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he looks to two of his lieutenants to take over.
44. Much Ado About Nothing (2016)
94 min | Drama
Carefree college student Vicente ends up in a desperate fight for freedom when a well-connected friend falsely accuses him of a hit-and-run accident.
45. Oyster Factory (2015)
145 min | Documentary
In the Japanese town of Ushimado, the shortage of labor is a serious problem due to its population's rapid decline. Traditionally, oyster shucking has been a job for local men and women, ... See full summary »
46. Super Citizen Ko (1995)
121 min | Drama
At an old age, a former political prisoner is determined to find out where his fellow sufferers have laid since their secret execution, while Taiwan embarks on a tumultuous path of democratization.
47. The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.
Votes: 3,660 | Gross: $0.28M
48. A Dragon Arrives! (2016)
105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A Dragon Arrives.
49. After the Storm (2016)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama