漂浪青春 | Drifting Flowers

Drifting Flowers

The eponymous drifting flowers in Zero Chou’s film are three Taiwanese women living in different parts of the island state: a child, a young girl and an old woman. All of them are seeking their true identity in the river of life and their stories are artistically interwoven in a poetic narrative. As time ebbs and flows, as love comes and goes, their journey towards finding themselves never ends.First, eight-year-old Meigo discovers the bitter taste of first love when she accidentally sees her blind sister Jing kissing Chalkie, the tomboyish accordion player in their band. The little girl’s jealousy is so strong that the three are torn apart. In another time and another place, Lily struggles with her Alzheimer’s and her fragile memory of her youth. When her old friend Yen pays her a visit he brings an additional tragedy – afflicted with Aids, he has lost the will to live. And yet, between Lily’s hallucinations and Yen’s malaise, the two form an unexpected bond and rediscover the meaning of love and life. Finally, there is Chalkie, years before she left her hometown and joined the band. Back then, when she was still at school, the confused teenager bound up her growing breasts, despite her traditional family calling her a “boy-girl”. But then, an impromptu performance changes her life.

Directed by Zero Chou | Starring : Yi-Ching Lu, Serena Fang, Chao Yi-lan, Lai-Man Chui, Chih-Ying Pai | Presented at Berlin Film Festival, Hong Kong Film Festival

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刺青 | Spider Lilies

Spider Lilies

When Jade, a web-cam girl visits Takeko’s tattoo studio she becomes entranced with the image of the spider lily and with Takeko as well. In order to get closer to the object of her desire, Jade asks Takeko to give her the same lily tattoo, challenging Takeko’s monastic existence and opening up memories which threaten to tear the two women apart.

Directed by Zero Chou | Starring : Rainie Yang, Isabella Leong, John Shen, Jay Shih, Ping-han Hsieh| Presented at Berlin Film Festival, Bangkok Film Festival

艳光四射歌舞团 | Splendid Float

Splendid Float

Roy is a Taoist priest but also a drag queen performer. He meets and falls for Sunny but when Sunny disappears without saying goodbye, Roy begins to suspect that something terrible has happened.

Directed by Zero Chou | Starring : Yuming Chen, Ching Chungyi, Ang Mayi, Wangming Zhang, Yuqi Lai | Presented at Vancouver Film Festival, Febio Film Festival