Sung Chun-so retrospective
Retrospectives of Taiwan's filmmakers are rare, so this collection of films from the Chinese Taipei Film Archive by director Sung Chun-so (宋存壽) is a welcome change. The Jiangsu-born, Hong Kong-trained colleague of famed directors King Hu (胡金銓) and Li Han-hsiang (李翰祥) only died two months ago aged 77, and the films to be screened in his honor largely span the earlier part of his directorial career, which ran from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s. There are 14 full-length features and other activities, including an exhibition of scripts, posters and lobby cards and two discussions. Screenings are at the Spot theater in Taipei until next Wednesday. Full details at www.ctfa.org.tw/programming/pro_show.php?proID=98.