2018 V4 Central European Film Festival (V4FF)

The Visegrád Group and INFINE organize every year in spring the V4 Central European Film Festival, featuring 4 recent movies in 10 venues all around Taiwan (Chinese and English subtitles, free of charge entrance). The purpose of the V4 Central European Film festival is to contribute to the awareness of the V4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) in Taiwan.


🇨🇿  CZECH REPUBLIC

Dinner for Adele (Adéla jeste nevecerela)
Tchecoslovakia, 1977, Comedy, 102 minutes
In Czech with English and Chinese subtitles
Directed by Oldrich Lipský
Rating: G

When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing against his greatest enemy – the Gardener, who supposedly died years ago in a swamp… This energetic Czech comedy, filled with surrealistic scenes, gets credit for predating Inspector Gadget, whether or not it was the actual source of inspiration.  Trailer

  • 1980 Saturn Award (USA) – Best Foreign Film

🇭🇺  HUNGARY

Swing
Directed by Csaba Fazekas
2014, Hungary, Comedy, 117 minutes
In Hungarian with English and Chinese subtitles
Rating: G

Sometimes you have to make a fool of yourself to be taken seriously. Swing is the story of three women from three different generations that, mentored by an old diva and a transvestite, happen to form an all-girl band named the Swing Angels.Bound together by a passion for music and a desperate need for quick cash, the artists do not get along at all offstage. However, they will overcome their differences to achieve the greatest work of their lives and reach celebrity through the band. Starring a trio of accomplished Hungarian actresses who have collected awards for Best Actress in Cannes, Chicago, Karlovy Vary and Monte Carlo. Trailer

  • 2016 Hungarian Film Award – Best Soundtrack

🇵🇱  POLAND

Loving Vincent
Directed by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
2017, Poland, Drama, 95 minutes
In Polish with English and Chinese subtitles
Rating: G

On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent is the first fully oil-painted animated feature film. A triumph of painstaking technical prowess and stunning visuals over storytelling and dialogue. Trailer

  • 2017 European Film Awards(Germany)  – Best Animated Feature Film
  • 2018 Alliance of Women Film Journalists (USA) – Best Animated Film
  • 2018 Golden Eagle Award (Russia) – Best Foreign Language Film

🇸🇰  SLOVAKIA

A step into the dark (Krok do tmy)
Directed by Miloslav Luther
2014, Slovakia, Drama, 120 min
In Slovak with English and Chinese subtitles
Rating: PG13

A young doctor, former partisan leader – is he a hero, or a murderer? His wife – a victim, or a minion of a totalitarian regime? And his lover – a political careerist, or a naive single mother betrayed by fate? The dramatic fates of these antiheroes from the era of rise of communism are stories of violence and resistance, weakness and courage, much like the ones that take place today. Trailer

  • Selected as the 2014 Slovak entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards (USA)

VENUES

 

Keelung
Keelung Sigma (National Ocean University)

Taipei
Woolloomooloo Ximenting
National Taiwan University

New Taipei
National Central University, Chungli

Changhwa
Lecture Theatre

Taichung
Shalu Film Odeum

Chiayi
National Chung Cheng University
25×40 Art Space

Kaohsiung
Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages

Taitung
Taitung Theatre


CREDITS

Organiser
Infine Art and Culture Exchange (INFINE)
Visegrád Group (Hungarian Presidency)

Co-organisers
Czech Economic and Cultural Office, Taipei
Hungarian Trade Office, Taipei
Slovak Economic and Cultural Office
Warsaw (Poland) Trade Office, Taipei

Sponsors
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan ROC

Partners
European Economic and Trade Office (EETO)
European Education Fair Taiwan (EEFT)
EU Centre in Taiwan (EUTW)

International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT FM 100)