2004-02-17 | 31st Shonai Documentary Film Tomonokai Screenings

Shonai Documentary Film Tomonokai holds bimonthly screenings of films (including those featured in the YIDFF) in Yamagata prefecture’s Sakata City, Tsuruoka City, and Hirata Town so that as many people as possible can experience the charm of documentary film.

31st Shonai Documentary Film Tomonokai Screenings

March 13 (Saturday) 18:30 Venue: Sakata City Culture Center, 401
March 14 (Sunday) 18:30 Venue: Tsuruoka Kyodonoie Kopia 2F, Small Hall

Gift of Life
Dir: Wu Yii-feng / TAIWAN / 2003 / 148 min / YIDFF 2003 Runner-up Prize

The much-awaited new work from two-time YIDFF participant Wu Yii-feng, who presented Chen Tsi-gen and His Neighbors at New Asian Currents ’97 and attended the Full Shot and Cinema Juku symposium at YIDFF ’99. A devastating earthquake hit Taiwan on September 21, 1999. Based on the written correspondence between the director and his friend, this film illustrates the sorrow of families who lost loved ones in the disaster, and the relationship between the director and his aging father who now lives in an institution for the elderly. Death and separation, despair, and the desire to live. A fine work that questions the meaning of life. Jury comments

General 1,000 yen, Students (High School and younger) 500 yen
Members free
(General membership fee: 3,000 yen for a year
Student membership fee: 1,500 yen for a year)
[In cooperation with]
YIDFF Organizing Committee
[Presented by]
Shonai Documentary Film Tomonokai
phone, fax: 0234-22-7771 (Ogata)
Shonai Documentary Eiga Tomonokai Office Located inside picture book and tea shop “Last Leaf” (Ogata)