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A queer Taiwanese reworking of Shakespeare’s play, telling of the love blossoming between Orlando and Rosalind, who is disguised as a man.


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Country: Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Year: 2021
Directors: Chen Hung-i and Muni Wei
Starring: Aggie Hsieh, Puff Kuo, Camille Chalons, Jo’elle Lu
Running time: 107 mins
Language: In Mandarin Chinese And Minnan
Film type: Fiction

UK PREMIERE

As We Like It, a queer reworking of Shakespeare’s play, tells of the love blossoming between Orlando and Rosalind, who is disguised as a man. Filmmakers Chen Hung-i and Muni Wei opted for an entirely female cast, referencing Shakespeare’s era when women were banned from the stage and all roles were played by men.

This colourful, energetic film follows Orlando and Rosalind and three other potential couples in their search for one another, all set in an internet-free neighbourhood in the bustling metropolis of Taipei where there is no rush and people consciously live together. Fairy-tale settings, magical meetings, cryptic messages, but also fights, kidnappings and family feuds. The film upends the binary world, making it a loving spectacle with plenty of music and doll-like design.

 

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About Chen Hung-i

CHEN Hung-i (1967, Taiwan) is a graduate of the National Taiwan University, Department of Philosophy. The commercials and music videos he directed have won several prizes and his feature films – including his debut Candy Rain (2008) – have also been awarded multiple times. For Honey Pupu (2011), he received an award for Best Director at the Taipei Film Festival. The Last Painting (2017) premiered at IFFR, winning Best Film at Granada His latest feature is As We Like It (2021), selected in the Big Screen Competition at IFFR.

 

Filmography

As We Like It (2021)
The Last Painting (2017)
Design 7 Love (2014)
Honey Pupu (2011)
Candy Rain (2008)

 

 

About Muni Wei

Muni WEI (1964, Taiwan) is a theatre director, producer and filmmaker. She is the founder and director of Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters Group and the founding member of Creative Society. She has released nearly 40 works since 1985. As a producer, she has frequently worked with Chen Hung-i. As We Like It (2021) is her film debut, directed together with Chen.

 

Filmography

As Director
As We Like It (2021)

As Producer
The Last Painting (2017)
Design 7 Love (2014)
Honey Pupu (2011)
Candy Rain (2008)

 

 

Vision Taiwan is supported by Taipei Representative Office in the U.K. and Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

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UK Premiere
July 16, 2021
6:30 pm
Genesis | Screen 2

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