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The Inspired Island I: A Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan (2011) (Blu-ray) (6-Disc Collector's Edition) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) Blu-ray Region All

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Taiwan literature and film become one in The Inspired Island documentary series. A unique and meaningful project to document and preserve Taiwan's rich literary tradition, the series' six films by five up-and-coming directors offer tribute to the lives and achievements of six eminent writers. Get all six films in a Blu-ray boxset with six books about the writers.

The Man Behind the Book
Wang Wen Xing writes only 35 characters a day but the process is fierce; he literally attacks the paper with his pen. The Man Behind the Book probes the mind of the modernist pioneer long considered Taiwan's most enigmatic novelist. Director Lin Jing Jie (The Most Distant Course) brings Wang's works to life through theatrical performances and animation intertwined with interviews, providing unprecedented insight into the creative world of the man behind the groundbreaking novels Family Catastrophe and Backed Against the Sea.

Towards the Completion of a Poem
Towards the Completion of a Poem handsomely traces the pen of acclaimed poet and essayist Yang Mu, whose writings have greatly influenced Chinese literature over the last forty years. Golden Bell and Golden Horse-winning director Wen Chih Yi spent two years following Yang's unfinished poem from Taipei to Hualian to Seattle, documenting the poet's daily life and exploring the significance of his works through interviews with other writers.

The Untrammeled Traveler
The Untrammeled Traveler follows the homecoming journey of Yu Kuang Chung, who is known for his prose and poetry about longing for the homeland. Yu's acclaimed literary career has brought him to many places in the last five decades, but his most important journey lies in Taiwan and the search for that place called home. Appropriately, Yu's travels are poetically rendered onscreen by En Chen, the director of the acclaimed round-island road movie Island Etude.

Home in Two Cities
Out of all the filmmakers participating in The Inspired Island series, Yang Li Chou faced perhaps the greatest challenge as his subject, Lin Hai Yin, passed away in 2001. The experienced documentarian, whose works include the Golden Horse-winning My Football Summer, was more than up to the task, capturing Lin's legacy as a great patron of Taiwan literature. As a writer, Lin is best remembered for the novel My Memories of Old Beijing. As an editor and publisher, she was a selfless mother figure who nurtured a generation of writers.

Port of Mists
Zheng Chou Yu published his first book of poetry when he was only 16. From that first book now lost to time, to his youth working at the port, to his years at the University of Iowa and Yale University, Zheng knows well of coming and parting, but he has never left poetry behind. Like a sailor returning to shore, he has many stories to tell about his poetic voyage. Directed by documentarian and writer Chen Chuan Xing, Port of Mists uses Zheng's words, as well as imagery and music, to bring back a vibrant era of poetry.

The Coming of Tulku
From 1959 to 1980, Chou Meng Tieh ran a bookstall on Wuchang St. outside Cafe Astoria. His bookstall would become an iconic image of Taipei's 60s and 70s literary scene. In The Coming of Tulku, director Chen Chuan Xing attempts to reproduce the atmosphere of Wuchang St., and to recount the amazing pilgrimage of the 90-year-old poet. Chou sagely shares his memories and Buddhist-influenced writings, seeking meaning and inspiration from the pain of displacement and illness.

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Product Title: The Inspired Island I: A Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan (2011) (Blu-ray) (6-Disc Collector's Edition) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) 他們在島嶼寫作一:文學家系列電影 典藏版 (2011) (6 Blu-ray 典藏版) (台灣版) 他们在岛屿写作一:文学家系列电影 典藏版 (2011) (6 Blu-ray 典藏版) (台湾版) 他們在島嶼寫作一:文學家系列電影 典藏版 (2011) (6 Blu-ray 典藏版) (台灣版) The Inspired Island I: A Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan (2011) (Blu-ray) (6-Disc Collector's Edition) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version)
Artist Name(s): Zhou Meng Die | Yu Guang Zhong | Lin Hai Yin | Wang Wen Xing | Zheng Chou Yu | Yang Mu 周夢蝶 | 余光中 | 林海音 | 王文興 | 鄭愁予 | 楊牧 周梦蝶 | Yu Guang Zhong | 林海音 | 王文兴 | 郑愁予 | 杨牧 Zhou Meng Die | Yu Guang Zhong | Lin Hai Yin | Wang Wen Xing | Zheng Chou Yu | Yang Mu Zhou Meng Die | Yu Guang Zhong | Lin Hai Yin | Wang Wen Xing | Zheng Chou Yu | Yang Mu
Director: Chih Yi Wen | Chen Chuan Xing | Chen Huai En | Yang Li Chou | Lin Jing Jie 溫知儀 | 陳傳興 | 陳懷恩 | 楊力州 | 林靖傑 温知仪 | 陈传兴 | 陈怀恩 | 杨力州 | 林靖杰 Chih Yi Wen | Chen Chuan Xing | 陳懷恩(チェン・ホァイエン) | Yang Li Chou | リン・チンチェ Chih Yi Wen | Chen Chuan Xing | Chen Huai En | Yang Li Chou | Lin Jing Jie
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2024-03-12
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong, Taiwan, China
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Duration: 105 (mins)
Publisher: THANK U International Co., LTD. (TW)
Package Weight: 3000 (g)
Shipment Unit: 15 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1128133231

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◆他們在島嶼寫作一:文學家系列電影 典藏版
The Inspired Island I: Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan
《兩地》Home in Two Cities
傳主/林海音 導演/楊力州 片長/55分鐘

《化城再來人》The Coming of Tulku
傳主/周夢蝶 導演/陳傳興 片長/163分鐘

《逍遙遊》The Untrammeled Traveler
傳主/余光中 導演/陳懷恩 片長/75分鐘

《如霧起時》Port of Mists
傳主/鄭愁予 導演/陳傳興 片長/90分鐘

《尋找背海的人》The Man Behind the Book
傳主/王文興 導演/林靖傑 片長/103分鐘

《朝向一首詩的完成》Towards the Completion of a Poem
傳主/楊牧 導演/溫知儀 片長/75分鐘
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