As We Like It

  • 107'
  • Taiwan
  • 2021

As We Like It, a 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 the lovebirds to be played by women, thereby 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.

Directors
Chen Hung-i, Muni Wei
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Taiwan
Production Year
2021
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
107'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Jie da huan xi
Languages
Taiwanese, Mandarin
Producers
Gene Yao, Muni Wei
Sales
Swallow Wings Films
Screenplay
Chen Hung-i, Muni Wei, Remmy Sung
Cast
Aggie Hsieh, Puff Kuo