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Archive - 8th Five Flavours Film Festival

Soul

Shi hun
Taiwan 2013, 111’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Chung Mong-hong
screenplay: Chung Mong-hong
cinematography: Nagao Nakashima
editing: Lo Shih-ching
music: Tseng Szu-ming
cast: Jimmy Wong, Joseph Chang, Vincent Liang, Chen Shiang-chyi, Tou Chun-hua, Chen Yu-hsun
producer: Yeh Ju-feng, Tseng Shao-chien
language: Mandarin
colouration: colour

Awards and festivals

Golden Horse Award – najlepsze efekty dźwiękowe / Best Sound Effects ; tajwański kandydat do 86. nagród Amerykańskiej Akademii Filmowej / Taiwanese entry to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards

Film description

A dark, yet stunningly beautiful thriller, set in the foggy forests of Taiwan. A man working in a restaurant suddenly loses consciousness. His friends drive him to his father, who lives in the country and takes care of a hill-spread flower farm in solitude. Soon it turns out that the protagonist is not himself anymore – perhaps it is possession, or maybe a refined form of madness, which leads to a family psychodrama. Mong-hong meticulously builds up the tension and masterfully joins a stylish horror with an auteur touch, discretely enriching the plot with an insightful philosophical reflection on the connection between the body and the soul.

 

Jagoda Murczyńska

Chung Mong-hong

Born in 1965. Studied Computer Engineering in Taiwan and Filmmaking in Chicago. He made over 100 TV commercials, and a number of award-winning short features and music videos. His first full-length feature, "Parking," was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes IFF, and his "The Fourth Portrait" received awards at Golden Horse Festival and Taipei FF.

 

Filmography:

2006 Yi sheng / Doctor (dok.)
2008 Ting che / Parking
2010 Czwarty portret / Di si zhang hua / The Fourth Portrait

2011 10+10 (nowela "Reverberation")
2013 Shi hun / Soul

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