OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
The Great Budha +
DIRECTOR : Hsin-yao Huang
COUNTRY : Taiwan
YEAR : 2017
TIME : 102min
Nu Metro 4, 14 Oct @ 2.15pm | Nu Metro 5, 17 Oct @ 8.15pm
Pickle is a night security guard at a bronze statue factory. His colleague, Belly Bottom, works as a recycling collector during the day, and Pickle’s biggest pleasure in life is flicking through the porn magazines Belly Bottom collects in the small hours in the security room. Having late night snacks and watching television are an integral part of their dull lives. One day when the television is broken, their lives are changed forever. The story involves gods, the middle-aged men’s sexual desire and the conversation between ghosts and humans. Maybe the audience will find it preposterous, but isn’t life itself a farce?
15 awards in various International Film Festivals.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
As a documentary filmmaker, HUANG Hsin-Yao is known for the satirical tone used to portray the dream and the disappointment of youth and the humorous narrative that enhances the preposterous situations one often faces in life. Bluffing (2005) won Best Documentary at the Golden Harvest Awards. His visual poem, Nimbus, shot by himself, won the Jury Prize at the 2010 Taiwan International Documentary Biennale, Best Cinematography at the Golden Harvest Awards and several other international film awards. In 2010, Taivalu bagged the Grand Prize and Best Documentary at the Taipei Film Awards.