A slate of film productions and intellectual properties from Taiwan are on the offer at the Asian Contents & Film Market, a sign that points to increasing ambition on the global entertainment stage from the self-governed island.
The market, held as part of the Busan International Film Festival, has shifted online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But individual Taiwanese companies and Taiwan Creative Content Agency, an agency set up by the Ministry of Culture, have responded by setting up a virtual offering.
Among the highest profile are two Golden Horse-nominated feature films “Dear Tenant” and “I WeirDo.” International sales handled by Top Film’s Sanling Chang.
From writer-director Cheng Yu-Chieh, “Dear Tenant” is an intricate drama that explores the notion of family after Taiwan in 2019 became the first territory in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. The film, which begins with its protagonist looking after the son and mother of