*The Great Buddha +*. 2017. Taiwan. Directed by Huang Hsin-yao. Courtesy of Cheng Cheng Films

The Great Buddha +. 2017. Taiwan. Directed by Huang Hsin-yao. In Taiwanese, Mandarin; English subtitles. 104 min.

New York Premiere

Provincial friends Pickle and Belly Button idle away their nights in the security booth of a Buddha statue factory, where Pickle works as a guard. One evening, when the TV is on the fritz, they put on video from the boss's dashcam—only to discover illicit trysts and a mysterious act of violence. Expanded from a short, Huang Hsin-yao's fiction feature debut The Great Buddha + (the plus sign cheekily nodding to the smartphone model) is a stylish, rip-roaring satire on class and corruption in contemporary Taiwanese society.

  1. Wednesday, April 4,
    6:30 p.m.

    Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater
  2. Tuesday, April 3,
    8:45 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies New Directors/New Films 2018.