Never Stop Creating: Screening and Talk by Tom Lin

Tom Lin is one of the leading forces of the new generation of Taiwan cinema. Lin’s creative path seems smooth but the truth is there are so many more rejected projects than the realised ones. He derives, from the twists and turns in life, the power of gentleness and kindness in his creations. Besides screening two short films by Lin, he will also talk about how the creative process remains the best cure to problems in life.

18/3 (Sun) | 2pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | Programme duration approx. 90min | HK$ 65/35* |
Conducted in Mandarin

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The Olfactory System
Tom Lin
Taiwan / 1997 / Col / 15′ 00″ / In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles

A white collar worker is kidnapped on the way back home. The kidnapper gives lectures to him on the interrelationships among the five senses, and points out the importance of the olfactory system.

Nomination for Best Short Film, 34th Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan
Outstanding Short Film, 21st Golden Harvest Awards
Outstanding Narrative Film, Taipei Film Awards 1997


The Pain of Others
Tom Lin
Taiwan / 2005 / Col / 30′ 00″ / In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles

On the night of the presidential election, three coastguards are on patrol as usual when they encounter a mysterious woman. The Private forces the rookie to have sex with her as a rite of passage for soldiers. Private First Class steps forward to stop this horrendous act, yet his choice of action may be just as ridiculous and absurd…

Best Feature, Best Script, Golden Harvest Awards
Best Narrative Film, 8th Taipei Film Festival


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