The Glamorous Boys of Tang

  • 15'
  • Taiwan
  • 2018
In artist Su Hui-yu’s signature style, a moody slow-motion pan captures a wild, glitter-scattered, blood-splattered orgy during the Tang dynasty. The film is an invocation of scenes from 1985 Taiwanese cult film Tang Chao Chi Li that only existed in the screenplay, unfilmed until now due to what can only be imagined as budgetary restrictions and censorship pressures during the Martial Law era. Presented without narrative context, the orgiastic murder scene plays out like an unsettling nightmare.
Director
Su Hui-yu
Premiere
World premiere (festival)
Country of production
Taiwan
Production Year
2018
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
15'
Medium
DCP
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Huang Ching-Han
Sales
Su Hui-yu
Cinematography
Chen Kuan-Yu
Editor
Su Hui-yu
Production Design
Su Hui-yu
Music
Blaire Ko
Cast
Huang Hsu-wei, Popcorn, Wu Pei-ting , Kuo Meng-shin, Alphonse Perroquet, Parrot Caille, Quail Youth-Leigh