|A Reunion of Taiwan and Japanese Filmmakers: 12 Years Later|
Born in 1972. Enrolled at the Tainan National College of Arts at the time of YIDFF 1999. In 1996 began working in documentary, on the suggestion of Wu Yii-feng.
Swimming on the Highway
TAIWAN / 1998 / Chinese / Color / DVCAM / 49 min
Director, Producer, Source: Wu Yao-tung
A 30-year-old man, self-destructive and anxious. A 26-year-old friend with a video camera. This is a personal film about their relationship under the shadow of HIV. The flamboyant man flirts with the camera, playing at being the subject and object of a film. The filmmaker is tormented, forcing himself to go on with the filming. The sincerity of both in the face of undefeatable facts is moving. This film won the Ogawa Shinsuke Prize at YIDFF 1999.
TAIWAN / 2011 / Taiwanese / Color / Blu-ray / 96 min
Director, Source: Wu Yao-tung
Photography: Wu Yao-tung, Mao Jhih-sin, Dai Chong-yuan
Sound: Li Chang-sian
Music: Jhao Ren-wei
Producers: Wu Yii-feng, Dai Chong-yuan
Executive Producer: Lin Fang-yi
The story of three Taiwanese opera troupes from Taipei, Nantou, and Yilan and the off-stage lives of its members. A troupe that gained international recognition through the staging of new modern works; a group of amateur players with over 100 years of tradition; a family-run women-only troupe. This is a record of the performers’ lives on and off stage as they struggle with changes in society.