Hong Kong Film Festival UK: Taste Of Wild Tomato 野蕃茄
- Wed 29 Mar 2023
- 7:00 pm
Taste Of Wild Tomato 野蕃茄
Taiwan / 2021 / Colour / 123 mins / In Taiwanese with Chinese and English subtitles/ Dir. Kek Huat LAU
Kaohsiung served as an important military base under Japanese rule. It suffered heavy casualties during the 228 Incident, in which the civilians were brutally suppressed. The film shows how each individual survives and sustains their memories through the different eras of oppression. To this day, memories of it still live in some people and places, and the wild tomatoes grown from this land.
About the director:
Kek-Huat LAU is a Malaysian filmmaker based in Taiwan. His debut film, “Boluomi”, was shortlisted for Best New Director at Busan International Film Festival, New Currents section and was nominated for the Golden Horse Awards. The project won him the Tokyo Talent Award in 2015, Best Script Award in 2013 Taiwan and was selected for La Fabrique. Cinema du monde. His short film “Nia Door” won Best Short Film Award, Sonje Award in Busan International film festival, selected for 38th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Both his documentaries “Absent Without Leave” and “The Tree Remembers” still face censorship today in Malaysia. He is an alumnus of Golden Horse Academy and Berlinale & Tokyo Talents. Lau was also jury and mentor for regional filmmaking events such as Doc Doc, Asiadoc, FFD, New Asian Scenery.