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Transnational Asian Film Festival--Home: Leave and Return

Thu, March 7th, 2024
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm

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The second film featured in the festival will be The Monk and the Gun (dir. Pawo Chyning Dorji, 2023, Bhutan). Film in Dzongkha with English subtitles.

The Second Transnational Asian Film Festival (TAFF) features three recent films from Taiwan, Bhutan, and Vietnam that together ask how people leave and return home to reconnect, reform, and reconcile. From a Taiwanese working class family involved in pigeon racing in Chan Ching-lin’s Coo-Coo 043 (2022), to a village affected by Bhutan’s democratization in Pawo Choyning Dorij’s The Monk and the Gun (2023), and then to a Vietnamese Catholic funeral ritual in Phạm Thiên Ân’s Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (2023), we see how Asian cultures build their home with laughter, tears, and wonder.

This festival is made possible with the generous support of the Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Asian Studies Program, Center for Global Languages, Literatures & Cultures, and Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston.


Films and Dates:

Monday (03/04, 7:00pm): Coo-Coo 043 (dir. Chan Ching-lin, Taiwan, 2022)

Thursday (03/07, 7:00pm): The Monk and the Gun (dir. Pawo Chyning Dorji, 2023, Bhutan)

Saturday (03/09, 7:00pm): Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (dir. Phạm Thiên Ân , 2024, Vietnam)


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