The Great Buddha+ Film Screening

The Great Buddha+ Film Screening

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Auditorium, Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
The Great Buddha +


Taiwan’s Entry for Best Foreign-Language Film at the 91st OSCARS®

Underlining the gap between have-nots’ lives and elites’ world by switching between black and white and glamorous colors, THE GREAT BUDDHA+ vividly illustrates a corrupted village in rural southern Taiwan with memorable style, heartfelt empathy, and whimsical humor.  Security guard Pickle and his trash collector friend Belly Button kill time together in night shifts watching the American-educated boss’s dash-cam recordings of his various sexual encounters with women. Against the buddies’ will, something horrifying rather than erotic reveals.

Drama / color, black & white / 104 minutes / DCP & BlueRay/ Dialogues in Taiwanese Dialect, Mandarin and English with English subtitles
Director & Writer: HUANG Hsin-Yao
Cast: Cres CHUANG, Bamboo CHEN, Leon DAI

Winner, NETPAC Award, Toronto International Film Festival
5 wins, 10 nominations, Taiwan Golden Horse Awards
Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan, Hong Kong Film Awards
Best Sound, Asian Film Awards
New Directors New Films
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Tokyo International Film Festival
Grand Prize, Best Film, Best Music, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, Taipei Film Awards
New Talent Award, Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
Singapore International Film Festival