Films

The Great Buddha+

The Great Buddha+, "大佛普拉斯"

Synopsis

Director

Pickle is a security guard in a factory making bronze statues of Buddha. He is a poor old bachelor living with his widow mother. His best friend, Belly Button, is a junk dealer. At night, in the security office, Pickle and Belly Button glance through porn magazines Belly Button has collected, and this is the utmost pleasure for Pickle. One day, when the TV in the security office is broken, Belly Button attempts to peep at the black box in Kevin’s car, Pickle’s boss. Addicted to peeping at it, they witness a scene in which Kevin kills a woman, puts the body in a huge Buddha statue and seals it up. After that day, their lives totally change.

„The gray tone of the black and white screen depicts the grim reality of the lower class, whereas the colorful night in the black box reveals the capitalist hierarchical culture in Taiwan. This is the first feature film by Huang Hsin-Yao, the Taiwanese documentary director. This new film drew much attention in film circles for its experimental forms and pungent sarcasm.“

Kang Naeyoung, Busan Film Festival

Hsin-Yao Huang

born in Tainan, Taiwan. His directorial credits include the documentaries “Bluffing” (2005), “Taivalu” (2010), and “Cloud Nation” (2015), as well as the narrative short “The Great Buddha” (2014). “The Great Buddha+” is his debut feature film, and is an expansion of his earlier short.

Schedule

25.11.2017
18:15 - 19:59
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 090202
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27.11.2017
21:30 - 23:14
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 111903
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Forum

Film info

Country: Taiwan
Year: 2017
Duration: 104 minutes
Languages: Taiwanese, Chinese
Director: Hsin-Yao Huang
Producers: Chung Mong-Hong, Yeh Jufeng
Writer: Huang Hsin-Yao
DOP: Nagao Nakashima
Montage: Lai Hsiu-Hsiung
Composer: Lin Sheng-Xiang
Cast: Cres Chuang, Bamboo Chen, Leon Dai
Production: Cream Production Co.
Festivals: Taipei (Audience Choice Award), Toronto, ­Busan, Tokyo

Synopsis

Director

Pickle is a security guard in a factory making bronze statues of Buddha. He is a poor old bachelor living with his widow mother. His best friend, Belly Button, is a junk dealer. At night, in the security office, Pickle and Belly Button glance through porn magazines Belly Button has collected, and this is the utmost pleasure for Pickle. One day, when the TV in the security office is broken, Belly Button attempts to peep at the black box in Kevin’s car, Pickle’s boss. Addicted to peeping at it, they witness a scene in which Kevin kills a woman, puts the body in a huge Buddha statue and seals it up. After that day, their lives totally change.

„The gray tone of the black and white screen depicts the grim reality of the lower class, whereas the colorful night in the black box reveals the capitalist hierarchical culture in Taiwan. This is the first feature film by Huang Hsin-Yao, the Taiwanese documentary director. This new film drew much attention in film circles for its experimental forms and pungent sarcasm.“

Kang Naeyoung, Busan Film Festival

Hsin-Yao Huang

born in Tainan, Taiwan. His directorial credits include the documentaries “Bluffing” (2005), “Taivalu” (2010), and “Cloud Nation” (2015), as well as the narrative short “The Great Buddha” (2014). “The Great Buddha+” is his debut feature film, and is an expansion of his earlier short.