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SFS Talkies: BEYOND BEAUTY: TAIWAN FROM ABOVE (PG)

What Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above is the first film documenting Taiwan through aerial photography. Through the lens of veteran aerial photographer Chi Po-Lin and his team, we are able to explore Taiwan from such a height and angle that has never been seen before. Through the various environmental themes and connected chapters, we transform into birds, soaring above Taiwan, to witness the island's beauty and sorrow together. *With post-screening dialogue with director Chi Po-Lin.
When 17 August 2014 (Sunday), 4:00pm
Where Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
Level 6, Hall 12, 8 Grange Road Singapore 239695
Admission

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BEYOND BEAUTY: TAIWAN FROM ABOVE 看见台湾
*SFS Talkies with post-screening dialogue with director Chi Po-Lin

Because of limited seating, please RSVP using Peatix: [http://beyondbeautysfs.peatix.com/]

Director:  Chi Po-Lin
Genre:  Documentary
Runtime:  93 mins
Rating:  PG

In Mandarin, with English and Chinese subtitles.

Awards: Winner of Best Documentary, and nominated for Best Original Score (50th Golden Horse Awards)

Synopsis:
Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above is the first film documenting Taiwan through aerial photography. Through the lens of veteran aerial photographer Chi Po-Lin  and his team, we are able to explore Taiwan from such a height and angle that has never been seen before.  Through the various environmental themes and connected chapters, we transform into birds, soaring above Taiwan, to witness the island's beauty and sorrow together.

The film is executive produced by Hou Hsiao-Hsien and narrated by Wu Nien-Jen, with original music composed by acclaimed Singaporean composer Ricky Ho, which garnered a nomination for Best Original Score at the 50th Golden Horse Awards, where the film won Best Documentary Feature.  With a production budget of NT90million, the film has grossed over NT200 million at the Taiwan box office, making it the most successful documentary film ever to be released there.  

The film’s success sparked a wave of social environmental movements which led to several measures implemented by the Taiwanese government and various environmental agencies to take effective action to curb environmental pollution.   

《看见台湾》耗资总计9000万新台币的金额完成,可说是台湾纪录片影史以来,拍摄成本最高的电影。导演齐柏林花了将近3年的时间拍摄,在全台湾的上空飞行,总计累积了400小时的直升机飞行时数。全片皆以空拍壮阔鸟瞰的视角,将台湾以一种你从未见过的角度与姿态,呈现在大银幕上。《看见台湾》由吴念真担任旁白,《赛德克‧巴莱》金马奖最佳原创音乐得主何国杰Ricky Ho配乐,其中音乐更是前往布拉格和布拉格交响乐团合作完成。

Review by Eternality Tan, Programming Manager of SFS: [http://filmnomenon2.blogspot.sg/2014/06/beyond-beauty-taiwan-from-above-2013.html]