Loading…

Thursday, October 13 • 6:00pm - 8:40pm
Le Moulin

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

D: Huang Ya-li | Taiwan | 160 min | In Taiwanese with English subtitles | NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Huang Ya-li’s Le Moulin is a trippy time warp of avant-garde filmmaking, in which the style of this Taiwanese director thrillingly mirrors his surrealist subject. The doc’s title refers to “Le Moulin,” a group of Western-leaning poets in 1930s Taiwan that banded together in artistic protest against Japan’s cultural hegemony. From faceless bodies cast in shadow, to grainy historical footage, to the artists’ calligraphy-rendered letters, to images of Picasso's, Huang bombards us with eye-catching visuals that also serve as a tribute to the classic (Western) experimental filmmakers, from Buñuel to Deren. Indeed, every cut of this tour de force leads to a delightful cinephile surprise. COURTESY OF ABLAZE IMAGE LTD. -- LW