“Highlights from Taiwan’s Women Make Waves Film Festival” in New York Public Library

“Highlights from Taiwan’s Women Make Waves Film Festival” in New York Public Library

Taipei Cultural Center in New York is pleased to announce that “Highlights from Taiwan’s Women Make Waves Film Festival” will be screened at New York Public Library of Performing Arts and Mid-Manhattan Library. The series include 2 feature films and 2 documentaries, which represent the best contemporary works from Taiwan’s women directors. Free entry.

New York Library for the Performing Art

(40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023)
Saturday, June 21 at 2:30p.m.
Ripples of Desire 花漾
Directed by Zero Chou 周美玲
2012, 122 min.
In this tale of jealousy and passion, set in the 17th century on a floating island populated by pirates, two sisters, Snow and Frost, train to become the island’s top courtesans. Virtuous and kind-hearted, Snow quickly falls in love with her teacher. Frost, on the other hand, believes that to survive, she needs to learn the art of manipulation.

Thursday, June 26 at 6:00p.m.
The Golden Child 金孫
Directed by She-wei Chou 周旭薇
2012, 86 min.
In a small Taiwanese village, a traditional housewife arranges a marriage between her only son and a young Vietnamese woman. She wants her immigrant daughter-in-law is to share domestic chores and bear a grandchild. However, such a simple plan leads to unexpected dismay and surprises.

Monday, June 30 at 6:00p.m.
Transcending Love 超越愛
Directed by Hui-mei Chen 陳惠美
2012, 92 min.
Taiwan’s Modern Women’s Foundation invited thirteen abused women to take on a nearly impossible challenge: climbing mountains across Taiwan. This documentary follows these survivors of domestic violence as they heal themselves through an adventurous journey which gradually builds trust between them, and starts them talking about their dire experiences.

Mid-Manhattan Library

455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street)
New York, NY 10016-0122

Sunday, June 15 at 2:00p.m.
麵包情人
Directed by Jasmine LEE Ching-hui
2011, 95min.
This is an Asian epic documentary on migrant workers spanning thirteen years. Both the Filipino carers and the elderly suffer from homesickness in a Taipei nursing home. The carers comfort themselves by singing No money, no honey. What price do they have to pay for love and livelihood? Can their dreams ever come true?

Sunday, June 22 at 2:00p.m.

Ripples of Desire 花漾
Directed by Zero Chou 周美玲
2012, 122 min.
In this tale of jealousy and passion, set in the 17th century on a floating island populated by pirates, two sisters, Snow and Frost, train to become the island’s top courtesans. Virtuous and kind-hearted, Snow quickly falls in love with her teacher. Frost, on the other hand, believes that to survive, she needs to learn the art of manipulation.

Sunday, June 29 at 2:00p.m.
The Golden Child 金孫
Directed by She-wei Chou 周旭薇
2012, 86 min.
In a small Taiwanese village, a traditional housewife arranges a marriage between her only son and a young Vietnamese woman. She wants her immigrant daughter-in-law is to share domestic chores and bear a grandchild. However, such a simple plan leads to unexpected dismay and surprises.