As the only Mandarin film selected by this year’s Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), Ping Pong Coach will compete for the best short film along with other 52 films from 23 different countries. Its world premiere will be shown at TFF on Saturday, April 16 in attendance with the new talented director Liu Yi and screenwriter Yang Chieh, who are both the current second-year film students in Columbia University.
Ping Pong Coach began its production in July 2015 with filming taking place in various locations around Taipei and Taoyuan City in Taiwan, telling a story of a fifteen-year-old girl, Tsi-An, fallen in love with her ping pong coach, who happens to be the father of her best friend and ping pong partner.
The other keenly observational Taiwanese film chosen for 2016 NYC Independent Film Festival, 3 Islands, directed by Lin Xinyi, will screen on Thursday, April 28. 3 Islands’ documentary images try to shift from literary writings to the actual fixing of body-scene. Adopting literature as well as the personal research and practices of artists as scripts, paralleled with reversible movements of the flesh, this film recounts the unknown history and the symptomatic interpretations of the 3 islands of East Asia.
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Ping Pong Coach
Saturday, April 16 at 2:45pm／Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-10
Monday, April 18 at 2:45pm／Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-10
Tuesday, April 19 at 8:45pm／Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-4
Saturday, April 23 at 6:45pm／Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 5