<i>Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale</i>. 2011. Taiwan. Directed by Wei Te-sheng. Image courtesy of Fortissimo Films
  • Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale

    2011. Taiwan. Wei Te-sheng. 150 min.

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale

    2011. Taiwan. Written and directed by Wei Te-sheng. With Lin Ching-tai, Umin Boya, Ando Masanobu, Vivian Hsu Ando. MoMA presents a sneak preview of Wei Te-sheng’s historical epic, fresh from its recent world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film offers a unique retelling of a little-known episode from 20th-century history: between 1895 and 1945, Taiwan was a Japanese colony inhabited by both Han Chinese immigrants and the remnants of the aboriginal tribes who first settled the land. In 1930 Mouna Rudo, the leader of one of these Seediq tribes, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal heads and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. Wei Tesheng’s previous film, Cape No. 7, became Taiwan’s highest-grossing film ever, thus allowing him to realize this ambitious passion project, which has been in the planning stages for a decade. In Japanese and Seediq; English subtitles. 150 min.

In the Film exhibition In Focus: Fortissimo Films

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