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The Inspired Island III: A Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan (2020) (5 Blu-ray + 5 DVD) (Collector's Edition) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) Blu-ray Region All

Chu Tien Hsin | Wu Sheng | Chu Tien Wen (Director) | Yang Ze (Director)
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Literature and film become one in The Inspired Island documentary series. Started in 2011, The Inspired Island series brings five more documentaries about eminent Taiwan literary figures in its third installment. Get all five films in a Blu-ray boxset with five books about the writers and five bonus DVDs of special features.

A Lean Soul
Directed by Chu Hsien Che, A Lean Soul documents the life and works of pioneering Taiwan modernist pioneer Qi Deng Sheng (1939-2020), the author of Wo Ai Hei Yan Zhu. The film combines literary analysis and interviews with the reclusive Qi Deng Sheng as well as his family and friends to redraw the portrait of a writer.

Unfulfilled Dreams
Writer Chu Tien Wen makes her directorial debut with Unfulfilled Dreams about the lives and letters of her parents, translator Liu Mu Sha (1935-2017) and novelist Chu Hsi Ning (1927-1998). Liu Mu Sha and Chu Hsi Ning's daughters read letters their parents wrote to each other in their younger years, revealing their devotion to literature and each other over a lifetime, and the roots of this remarkable literary family.

I Remember
The documentary I Remember is about sisters and writers Chu Tien Wen and Chu Tien Hsin. Chu Tien Wen is known as the screenwriter of many Hou Hsiao Hsien films, while Chu Tien Hsin's writing observes life in the city. Novelist Lin Jun Ying directs I Remember from the perspective of a longtime friend, revealing the Chu sisters' personal stories and growth behind their literary achievements.

He's Still Young
Directed by Lin Jing Jie, He's Still Young focuses on writer Wu Sheng, who is known for modern poetry in the Taiwan nativist literature genre. Wu Sheng grew up in a rural family in Changhua. Both his poems and his life are rooted in the countryside. Filming for He's Still Young began in 2017, following Wu Sheng's footsteps from rural Changhua and Zhuoshui River to Iowa, U.S., where the poet recalled participating in a writing class, and Vancouver, Canada, where he visited friend and writer Yan Xian.

The New Formosa Mambo
Poet Yang Ze writes, directs and appears in The New Formosa Mambo which blends musical, faux documentary and romantic comedy elements into a unique, experimental film. The New Formosa Mambo features music composed and performed by the band Lady MU. The film's five theme songs integrate Yang Ze's new and old poetry specially formulated by the poet for the characters and story of the film. Several other unsung poems are interspersed in the film in the form of recitations. The New Formosa Mambo brings together three generations of music performers to interpret poetic, musical and folk traditions in new ways and sing a love letter to Taiwan.

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Product Title: The Inspired Island III: A Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan (2020) (5 Blu-ray + 5 DVD) (Collector's Edition) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) 他們在島嶼寫作三:文學家系列電影 (2020) (5 Blu-ray + 5 DVD 典藏版) (台灣版) 他们在岛屿写作三:文学家系列电影 (2020) (5 Blu-ray + 5 DVD 典藏版) (台湾版) 他們在島嶼寫作三:文學家系列電影 (2020) (5 Blu-ray + 5 DVD 典藏版) (台灣版) The Inspired Island III: A Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan (2020) (5 Blu-ray + 5 DVD) (Collector's Edition) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version)
Artist Name(s): Chu Tien Hsin | Wu Sheng | Qi Deng Sheng 朱天心 | 吳晟 | 七等生 朱天心 | 吴晟 | 七等生 Chu Tien Hsin | Wu Sheng | Qi Deng Sheng Chu Tien Hsin | Wu Sheng | Qi Deng Sheng
Director: Chu Tien Wen | Yang Ze | Lin Jing Jie | Chu Hsien Che 朱天文 | 楊澤 | 林靖傑 | 朱 賢哲 朱天文 | 杨泽 | 林靖杰 | 朱 贤哲 朱天文 | Yang Ze | リン・チンチェ | Chu Hsien Che Chu Tien Wen | Yang Ze | Lin Jing Jie | Chu Hsien Che
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: 4000 (g)
Shipment Unit: 20 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1128133233

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島嶼寫作 十年有成 風華再現
◆他們在島嶼寫作三:文學家系列電影 典藏版
The Inspired Island III: Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan
《削瘦的靈魂》A Lean Soul
傳主/七等生 導演/朱賢哲 片長/104分鐘
《願未央》Unfulfilled Dreams
傳主/朱西甯、劉慕沙 導演/朱天文 片長/114分鐘
《我記得》I Remember
傳主/朱天文、朱天心 導演/林俊頴 片長/124分鐘
《他還年輕》He’s Still Young
傳主/吳晟 導演/林靖傑 片長/141分鐘
《新寶島曼波》The New Formosa Mambo
傳主/楊澤 導演/楊澤、杲中孚 片長/139分鐘

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