Fri, Aug 27, 2004 - Page 17 News List

Tomorrow's stars of the screen today

`Tailly High -- New Talents, Young Cinema' will feature the best of what is yet to come in local film

By Yu Sen-lun  /  STAFF REPORTER

Apart from local Taiwanese films, there is a section called Asian Young Power, featuring nine feature-length films from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Iran and Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan film August Sun is a rarely seen well-made film about Sri Lanka. It's a three-part film bathed in glorious light.

The first is about a soldier looking for release from the routine of the army by going to a brothel, only to find his younger sister there. In the second, a child runs away from home because of the war and looks for his dog. In the third, a young housewife looks for her husband. She finds a journalist to help, but falls in love with him.

At Five in the Afternoon is an award-winning film from Iranian director Samira Makhmalbaf. It's about a young girl from Afghanistan whose goal is to become president of Afghanistan, after the end of the Taliban regime. Her father only allows her to go to one of the religious schools, while she tries everything she can to attend an ordinary school. For her and female director Makhmalbaf, the school is a place for brave women to practice democracy.

Performance notes:

What: Tailly High -- New Talents, Young Cinema

When: Aug. 27 to Oct. 10

Where: SPOT -- Taipei Film House, 18, Zhongshan N Rd, Sec 2 (台北市中山北二段18)

Tickets: NT$150, available at SPOT or CKS

ticketing outlets,

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