2018 V4 Central European Film Festival (V4FF)

The Visegrád Group and INFINE will organize the 2018 V4 Central European Film Festival (June 14-August 13), featuring 4 recent movies screened 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 English with 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) Screening Schedule

Taipei                  Woolloomooloo Out West Ximenting (6/23 UPDATE) Screening Schedule

                            National Taiwan University Screening Schedule

                            Monga B2 Screening Schedule

Taoyuan              National Central University, Chungli Screening Schedule

Hsinchu              Hsinchu Senior High School Screening Schedule

Taichung             Shalu Film Odeum Screening Schedule

Chiayi                  25×40 Art Space Screening Schedule

Tainan                  Fang-Yuan Art Museum Screening Schedule

Kaohsiung           Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages Screening Schedule

Taitung                Taitung Theatre Screening Schedule

Important notice: 

  • Detailed film schedules will be published as soon as received from the venues, we apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please subscribe to our Facebook and our newsletter to receive the latest information.
  • Schedules are provided for your convenience only. Screenings are organized under the sole responsibility of our partners (universities and cultural centers). In spite of our constant efforts to keep all documents up to date, we can’t exclude the possibility of a last minute schedule change. Please make sure to download the latest schedule update before going to a film screening. In case of doubt, or if you come from far away, please contact the screening venue to double-check the schedule and location.
  • No need for seat booking, just drop by. All screenings free of charge, except for: Hsinchu Film Museum (TWD 10-20), Fang-Yuan Culture and Art Museum (free donation), CO77EE(minimum 1 drink order per person), Woolloomooloo Out West (minimum 1 drink order per person), 25×40 (TWD 100 order per person).

CREDITS

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

Co-organisers
Taipei City Government, Department of Cultural Affairs
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)
EU Centre in Taiwan (EUTW)
Woolloomooloo Out West

International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT FM 100)