Win tickets to Sounds in Silence at the Taiwan Film Festival

Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh present a double bill of silent cinema gems offering an extraordinary glimpse into the everyday lives of Taiwanese people in the early and mid-20th century and we have a pair of tickets to give away.

Director Pai Jing-jui’s 1964 short documentary A Morning in Taipei depicts a modern, industrious Taipei and its people, going about their morning routines – exercising in the park, joining in the prayer, preparing for work. The day is full of wonder and possibility.

Born in 1931 in Yingkou, Liaoning, Pai Jing-jui became the first person from Taiwan to study film in Italy where he found inspiration in Italian neorealism.

Deng Nan-Guang’s 57-minute-long collection of 8mm short films shot between 1935 and 1941 captures an overlooked side of Taiwanese life under Japanese occupation in the lead up to WW2, depicting the lives of ordinary people in a variety of settings including parks, in the countryside, by the sea. Screened to a live music score from a Glasgow-based experimental musician Rory Green.

The evening will also feature a pre-recorded conversation between Chen Chia-Huei (co-creator of the new score and sound for A Morning in Taipei and the art consultant and Head of Education at the Taiwan Sound Lab) and musician Rory Green.

Taiwan Film Festival is a nomadic UK festival delving deep into the rich history and culture of the people of Taiwan, an island country in South-eastern Asia. The second edition of Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh takes place digitally and in-person between 25 and 31 October 2021.

Sounds in Silence
6.30pm - 9pm
Wed 27 October

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Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh

The Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh features a digital and in-person programme of curated films, spanning the depth and breadth of Taiwanese cinematography from the 1930s to present day.

Various venues: Edinburgh & Glasgow

Mon 25 Oct

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Tue 26 Oct

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Wed 27 Oct

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…and 4 more dates until 31 Oct

Terms & conditions

Competition closes 25 October 2021. Tickets cannot be exchanged for any other event at Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh nor cash. The List's usual rules apply.