The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. Movies are often the most effective platform to bridge the two cultures. This year, UK film 'Light Years' joins the 2020 Taiwan European Film Festival and portraits a different side from the UK culture to Taiwanese audiences.
About 'Light Years'
UK / 2015 / color / 89 mins
Director: Esther May Campbel
Synopsis: Rose’s family is falling apart. Mum is in a care home, dad is grieving and her siblings are detached. Strongly believing that family are like stars in orbit, apart but connected, she sets off to visit her mum. The story tracks that single-day journey.
Screening schedule and venue
- 12/2 14:15 National Chutung Senior High School, Conference Room 1 (No. 2, Dalin Road, Zhudong Township, Hsinchu County)
- 12/3 18:10 Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, WZU European Center, Room Q002 of Quizhen Hall (No. 900, Minzu First Road, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City)
- 12/5 13:00 Hualien Railway Cultural Park (No. 71, Zhongshan Road, Hualien City )
- 12/6 15:00 Wan Guo Palais Theatre (No. 21-7, Heping Street, Dalin Township, Chiayi County)
- 12/13 18:30 Just like love art spaces (1F, Student Activities Center, National Taiwan Ocean University; No. 2, Beining Road, Zhongzheng District, Keelung City). Please register your seats here.
- 12/15 10:10 National Central University Art Center, Cinema House 107 (No. 300, Zhongda Road, Zhongli District, Taoyuan City)
- 12/18 18:10 National Chengchi University, Room 270114 (No. 64, Sec. 2, Zhinan Road, Wenshan District, Taipei). Please register your seats here.
- 12/21 14:00 NCHU Library Multimedia Center (No. 145, Xingda Road, South District, Taichung City)
- 12/22 18:30 National United University, International Conference Room (No. 1, Lienda, Miaoli 36003)
- 12/23 10:30 Yilan Story Museum, 2F Movie Center (No. 426, Sec. 2, Zhongshan Road, Yilan City)
- 12/23 19:00 National Sun Yat-sen University, Building of Electrical Engineering, Room EC2011 (No. 70, Lianhai Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City). Please register your seats here.
- 12/30 14:00 National Taiwan University, Global Lounge, 2nd Student Activity Center, Room 306 (No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei)
- 12/30 18:30 European Union Research Center, National Dong Hwa University, Room B106, Humanities and Social Sciences Building III (No.1, Sec. 2, Da Hsueh Road, Shoufeng, Hualien City)
- 1/2 10:30 Museum of World Religins, Creation Theater (7F, No. 236, Sec. 1, Zhongshan Road, Yonghe District, New Taipei City). Please register your seats here.
- 1/10 19:00 Eslite Xin-Yi store, 6F, Audiovisual Room (6F, No. 11, Songgao Road, Xinyi District, Taipei). Please register your seats here.
- 1/16 15:00 Changhua County Public Library Lugang Branch (No. 83, Gongyuan First Road, Lugang Township, Changhua County)
- 1/22 18:30 Taitung Theatre, Black Box Theater (2F, No. 671, Kafeng Street, Taitung City)
- 1/23 14:00 FANG-YUAN Art Museum, Courtyard (No. 1, Xihua, Jiangjun District, Tainan City)
- 1/24 15:00 Changhua County Public Library Huatan Branch (No. 72, Zhongzheng Road, Huatan Township, Changhua County)
- 1/30 14:00 Taliwu Culture Park 68 Cinema (No. 21, Nanchang Road, Dounan Township, Yunlin County)
- 1/30 18:30 Alliance Française de Taïwan - Centre Kaohsiung, Accueil-Mediatheque (3F, No. 2, Darong Street, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City)
- 1/31 10:00 Taichung Public Library Shalu Shenbo Branch, Auditorium (No. 488, Sec. 2, Zhengnan Road, Shalu District, Taichung City)
TEFF (Taiwan European Film Festival) is organized by European Economic and Trade Office since 2005. TEFF presents a selection of European films every year aiming to show the diversity of cultures, arts and languages of the European countries. The 16th TEFF will take place from November 2020 to January 2021 at the venues all around Taiwan with free entrance, Chinese and English subtitles available.