Sunday, September 18, 2016

Taiwanese movie 52Hz, I love you at Carnegie Mellon University, November 5.

The Taiwanese movie 52Hz, I love you, directed by Wei Te-sheng, will play at Carnegie Mellon University on November 5, and will be followed by a discussion with the film's cast. The movie's official website provides a bit of background:
“52Hz” is a very unusual frequency that sings by the loneliest whale in the world which was detected in the Pacific Ocean. The mysterious pitch is like no other; the song sounds like crying out for companionship that never comes. However, the
Taiwan film “52Hz, I love you” features that even though in the hustle and bustle of Taipei, city life should not be millions of lonely people living without love.
The event's page provides additional information:
"52Hz, I love you" is the newest Taiwan film directed by Wei Te-Sheng, ranked as one of the most popular Mandarin-speaking directors in 2014. The City of Pittsburgh is working with another 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada on 60 screens and taking the privilege to screen it in November 5, 2016, as well as inviting Taiwanese cast to join the after-screening discussion. On the way home from the screen, you might find yourself humming those bittersweet songs just like those characters do with happiness.
The screening is part of what is being billed as I See Taiwan Film Festival ("看見台灣"電影展), is preceded by a presentation and discussion of Taiwanese opera, and is followed by a discussion with the film's cast. The day's events begin at 2:00 pm in Auditorium Baker Hall A51 (map), and the movie starts at 3:00. All are free and open to the public.