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Richard Chen: Early Works

The Mountain
October 26, 2019 - 3:00 pm


Before becoming a leading director in the booming Taiwan commercial film industry of the 1970s and helming a series of classic melodramas starring then up-and-coming ingenue Brigitte Lin (Come Fly with Me; Moon Fascinating, Bird Sweet), Richard Chen was a film student at UCLA where he tried on a variety of genres and styles to explore issues of Taiwanese cultural and national identity. The Archive is honored to present four of Chen’s student works newly restored by the Taiwan Film Institute.

Los Angeles premieres!

The Archer  (Taiwan, 1963)

DCP, color, 5 min.

Through the Years  (Taiwan, 1964)

DCP, color, 11 min.

The Mountain  (Taiwan, 1967)

DCP, b/w, 20 min.

Liu Pi-Chia  (Taiwan, 1967)

DCP, color, 30 min.

Total running time: 66 min.