Taiwanese Business Association of New Zealand presents

Taiwanese Film Festival

9 NOV - 9 NOV 2019 — Film Festival



Taiwanese Business Association of New Zealand




Taiwanese Business Association of New Zealand has been running the New Zealand Taiwanese Film Festival (“TWFF”) since 2011, and is hoping to show the dynamic and creativity of Taiwanese movies to New Zealand.

As TWFF enters the seventh year, we have seen glorious achievements and encouragement and support from everyone, which is the biggest affirmation to the organisers.

The theme this year is Diversity – Building through culture and trade, and through history, contemporary, national and individual levels. The various generations of Taiwanese movies showcase the values of various times to the audiences. Hence we would like to promote culture through movies and the Film Festival, to achieve increase of exposure of Taiwan to the New Zealand audiences.

Taiwanese Film Festival

Taiwanese Film Festival

The Films

All films will have English subtitles.

On Happiness Road

Rated M - Offensive Language

Chi earned her American dream after persevering with her studies in Taiwan. Following her grandmothers' death, Chi returns to her family on Happiness Road, where she begins to feel nostalgic about her childhood and starts to contemplate the meaning of "life" and "home". What is happiness? Will Chi find her own happiness?


Rated M - Sex scenes, offence language & nudity.

In the 1980s, high school students Aaron, Mabel and Liam are best friends and also caught in a love triangle. As the three friends go through the turbulent times, when social revolution takes hold over martial law, their relationships go through many ups and downs.

More Than Blue

Rated M - Offensive Language

K (Kwon Sang-Woo), a radio producer who loves a woman named Cream (Lee Bo-Young), is told that he has only a few months left to live. Because he knows Cream's biggest fear is to be left alone, he keeps his illness a secret and urges her to marry a guy named Ju-Hwan (Lee Beom-Soo). One day, Cream announces that she is in love with Ju-Hwan .

The Wedding Banquet

Rated M - Low level offensive language
Mandarin & English

Wei-Tung lives in the United States. He has a green card, works in the real estate business and lives together happily with his lover Simon. His only worry is the repeated request on the part of his parents in Taiwan for him to get married. Wei-Tung plans to placate his parents by marrying Wei-Wei, a struggling artist desperate for a green card. But Wei-Tung's parents refuse to let him off the hook easily, showing up to plan a massive wedding banquet...