WESTGATE TANGO (XIMENDING)

Directed by: Wei Wang 2012 | 110 min.

Section: Spotlight on Taiwan

Premiere: International

Countries: Taiwan, ROC

Languages: Mandarin, with English subtitles

Genres: Drama, Music, Romance


Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Ministry of Culture, ROC (Taiwan)

Heartbroken Jin believes he will never fall in love again. Ending up in Ximending (the cultural-fashion hub of Taipei) after wandering for 12 years, Jin meets the happy go lucky Moé, who resuscitates his heart. At the same time, Jin becomes an apprentice to a fortuneteller named Oracle, who is the nexus of a list of quirky characters who reside in Ximending. They include Mommy, the Queen of this district; Ace, a young punk about town and Aniki, a tattoo artist and a self-proclaimed Japanese gangster. Seemingly mismatched, these eclectic individual's paths intertwine, inexplicably affecting one another and in turn, the pulse of today's Taipei.

Screenings

Thursday, October 11 8:00 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed
Tuesday, October 16 4:00 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Wei Wang
Screenwriter Wei Wang, Melody Chu
Producer Eric Hsu
Executive Producer Melody Chu
Cast Amber An, Dylan Kuo, Anthony Wong, Denny Tsao, Jett Lee, Toyoharu Kitamura
Cinematographer Jing-Pin Yu
Editor Cheng-Ching Lei