NARRATIVE SHORT

Time to die | 吉日安葬

Friday, September 23rd, 12:00 p.m., E St Cinema

WANG Tong/ CN/ 28 MINS

王通/ 中国大陆/ 28分钟

Down a far-off township of eastern China, former village head old Wang is holding a funeral for his wife who’s just passed away. Decent as the funeral appears to be, a hidden agenda is going on. He wants to bury his wife’s body instead of burning it could somehow leads people on to gossip. As the episode unfolds, a black comedy comes into the spotlight.

 

偏僻村莊正在熱熱鬧鬧的舉辦一場葬禮,去世的老人是上屆村長老王的老伴劉老太,風光的葬禮背後卻另有隱情。爲了讓兒子競選村長又不想把老伴火葬的老王想出偷屍代替劉老太火化的主意。一切看似順利結束時一場意外打破這一平靜,躺在棺材裏的劉老太在老王想要偷偷下葬時意外的複活,一場荒誕的悲喜劇由此展開。

Plastic Fish | 塑料金魚

Friday, September 23rd, 2:15 p.m., E St Cinema

WU Chencheng/ CN/ 19 MINS

吳辰珵/ 中国大陆/ 19分钟

Passionate and lovely old lady lives a calm and happy life with her taciturn and quiet husband. Her hobby is to make and collect plant and animal specimen. One day her old companion suddenly fell ill, and doctor said he was running out of time. The old lady fears to live alone in the empty house so she comes out an idea...

 

熱愛生活性格活躍的老太太和她沈默寡言性格安靜的老伴兒一直平靜又幸福的生活著,一天老頭兒突發重病倒下了,醫生說他剩下的時間不多了,老太太難以適應空蕩蕩的房間于是在心裏萌生了一個想法…

Cattle | 牲口

Thursday, September 22nd, 5:20 p.m., E St Cinema

Chao Fan/ CN/ 17 MINS

超凡/ 中国大陆/ 17分钟

Mamar has a old donkey and a young son going to the university in town. The son called her to buy a computer, Mamar did not agree on the phone, but raise money around, and finally loan usurious from a man called “Eight Tigers”. After the Chinese New Year, Eight Tigers forced Mamar pay back his money. His son and the donkey are all he has in life; he chose to sell the donkey. Traders said the donkey was too old; to kill for meat is the only option. He regretted after saw a sheep got killed, and then he awakened from a nightmare, only to see Eight Tigers is pulling his only donkey away.

 

麻麻有一頭上了年紀的驢子和一個在城裏上大學的兒子。兒子打電話要錢買電腦,麻麻嘴上沒有答應,卻四處籌錢,最終借了八虎的高利貸。年後,八虎逼麻麻還錢。兒子和驢子都是他的一生,他選擇賣掉這頭驢。商人說,驢子太老了,殺肉是唯一選擇。他看到一旁的羊被殺,反悔。麻麻從噩夢中驚醒,發現八虎牽走了他唯一的老驢子。

Cloud&Mud | 判若雲泥

Thursday, September 22nd, 5:20 p.m., E St Cinema

DONG Acheng/ CN/ 15 MINS

董阿成/ 中国大陆/ 15分钟

A murder in rags came to the town. The ravenous man had been badly seduced by the steamed bun thus he could not move forward his steps in front of a steamed bun shop. The murder was slowly moving his hand to the knife. Just at the moment, a bun with warm steam appeared in front of the anxious man. The man held it and left without any words. The second time, he came back and took the free steamed bun left in hurry. When night falls, the owner found a piece of newspaper which maybe forgotten by customers. It was so surprised to find the news that the man he gave steamed bun to look perfectly similar to the wanted man with reward money.

 

一名逃犯來到小鎮的一家饅頭鋪,爲了生存他起了歹念,一個熱氣騰騰的饅頭出現在他面前。逃犯拿著意外給予的饅頭匆匆離開了,再次來到時又一次拿著年邁店主送來的饅頭匆匆離開了。傍晚,正准備收攤的店主發現了一份刊登著“懸賞通緝令”的報紙。次日,原本以爲爲報複而來的逃犯卻意外的丟掉了匕首,挂著滿足的微笑走上警車。數年後,關閉的饅頭鋪又再次燃起了炊煙。

Isa and the Frog Prince

Tuesday, September 20th, 6:20 p.m., E St Cinema

Sunday, September 25th, 1:45 p.m., E St Cinema

HUANG Yingxiang/ US/ 14 MINS

HUANG Yingxiang/ 美国/ 14分钟

After Isa tells her class that she believes her frog is magicial and will turn into a prince, a bully and his gang challenge her to prove it. Undaunted, Isa embarks on a quest to prove to everyone - and herself - that magic really does exist.

 

伊莎相信自己的青蛙會變成王子,于是與質疑她的小夥伴們一起踏上了一段奇幻的旅程,去探索現實版的童話故事。

A Hero for a Day | 一日英雄

Thursday, September 22nd, 5:20 p.m., E St Cinema

WANG Lifan/ US/ 17 MINS

王立凡/ 美国/ 17分钟

A high school loser, bullied by his classmates, decides to take revenge on his tormentors. With a gun in hand, he walks into school. However, once there, things take an unexpected turn and instead of becoming a murderer, he ends up a hero.

 

他(Colton Shires 飾演),一個看上去普通的不能再普通的高二男生,卻是來自一個殘缺破碎的家庭,又因爲矮小和口吃而飽受同學孤立和欺辱。這一年他忍無可忍,決心向曾經羞辱他的同學報仇雪恨。爲了這個目標,他默默籌備了幾個月,然而就在他策劃好一切,准備掏出費盡心機搞來 的槍,並即將扣動扳機的那一刻,一場突如其來的意外卻打亂了他缜密的複仇計劃……

Thursday, September 22nd, 5:20 p.m., E St Cinema

MA Zhixian/ TW/ 16 MINS

马志贤/ 中国台湾/ 16分钟

Childhood abuse casts a long shadow over Emma’s life, which imprinted a scar on her eyebrow. Emma lives alone and next door to a single father and his daughter. One day, Emma found the traces of the abuse of the girl by his alcoholic father, and the childhood memories came flooding back to Emma.

 

童年的陰霾烙印在艾瑪的眉眼上,變成一道疤痕。成年後的艾瑪獨自一人生活,而她的鄰居是一戶單親家庭,住著一對父女。某天,艾瑪發現鄰居小女孩有被酗酒的父親毆打的迹象,艾瑪童年的陰影湧上心頭。

The Ghost of Grandpa Tong

Tuesday, September 20th, 6:20 p.m., E St Cinema

Sunday, September 25th, 1:45 p.m., E St Cinema

Celeste KOON/ CA/ 11 MINS

A stubborn old Chinese man who returns as a ghost that can only be seen by Zoe, his granddaughter's 'halfie' English speaking best friend. Even after death, Grandpa Tong, is stuck in his ways. He rants to Zoe about the importance of culture, studying hard, and good grooming. However, after a while he opens up to Zoe that he misses his family.

Island | 海島

Friday, September 23rd, 12:00 p.m., E St Cinema

WANG Heze/ CN/ 15 MINS

王赫澤/ 中國大陸/ 15分鐘

The island, far away from the mainland.  Many of choices of the island for people present new possibilities, with enclosed and execrable living condition  The retarded girl and the paralyzed old woman in the film respectively represent the two facets of a woman in men's eyes --- old woman, the spirit and girl, the body. How will the man make his choice, between the spirit and the body of woman? The interrelation between people is like looking over this island to another one.  We will never know the landscapes and stories on the island if not having landed on it.

 

導演闡述:海島,遠離大陸。作爲一個封閉,惡劣的生存環境,海島給人的很多選擇提供了新的可能性。影片中的智障女孩和癱瘓老婦,分別代表了男人眼中一個女人的兩個身份,老婦代表了精神,女孩代表了肉體。面對女人的精神和肉體,海島上照顧老婦的男人如何做出自己的選擇?  人與人,亦如從這個海島望向那個的海島。沒有登上海島,永遠也不知道島上有什麽風景和故事。 "

Karma | 修行

Friday, September 23rd, 12:00 p.m., E St Cinema

SU Sixing, CHEN Majun/ CN/ 18 MINS

蘇思行,陳馬俊/ 中國大陸/18分鐘

Cunning Hou attracts customers to his auto repair shop by spreading nails on the road; But when he's confronted by a business sawy monk, he finds that gose around might just come back after all.

 

狡猾的侯曉波通過在路上撒釘子戳破車胎來招攬自家生意,但在他遇見同樣聰明的和尚以後,他才發現種什麽因得什麽果。

Für Elise | 给爱丽丝

Thursday, September 22nd, 5:20 p.m., E St Cinema

Albert Ventura / TW/ 25 MINS

文二北投/ 中國台灣/ 25分钟

Ashin meets Elise at a night market. She looks like an innocent girl until she involves him in a mysterious game that consists in catching her. They run through the streets until she leads him to this apartment. Not knowing whose house he is stepping in, Ashin then realizes that the game has gone too far... Elise is not there, and he gets caught by the police.

 

當阿興在夜市遇見愛麗絲時,她看起來天真無邪,直到她讓阿興陷入一個神秘的遊戲裡:無止盡地追著她跑。他們跑遍大街小巷,最後阿興追著她來到一間公寓。當阿興一腳踏進這公寓時,他了解到他已經無法回頭了。愛麗絲消失了,而他被警察逮捕了...

Those Homes Unaffordable | 物件成交

Friday, September 23rd, 12:00 p.m., E St Cinema

Guo Maoquan / TW/ 38 MINS

郭茂銓/ 中国台灣/ 38分

Wen is a real estate agent. He and his wife, Hsuan, plan to buy their own house for the family. To prepare their plan, they send their son, Jay, to Hsuan’s mother’s place in countryside, because they have to work hard and struggle with the soaring cost of houses and necessities in Taipei.

 

Under the pressure of work, Wen starts to question about his perspectives on family value and the expectation of a home.

 

從事房仲業務的皓文與妻子淇萱為了家庭的買屋計劃,暫時將兒子小傑送至 鄉下的母親家寄養,兩人各自在高房價、高物價的台北奔忙著。 隨著各種壓力逐漸浮現與籠罩,皓文開始質疑自己對於家庭的期待與價值

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