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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Pai Ko

Director and film critic PAI Ko (1914, China) won a scholarship to study at the Moscow Film School in 1937, but when the war broke out he was unable to attend. In 1945, Pai arrived in Taiwan with the KMT government and served as the head of the Taiwan Film Studio, making newsreels and propaganda films. Between 1956 and 1962, he made 11 Taiwanese-language films and was best known for Mad Woman for 18 Years (1957) and Romance at Lung Shan Temple (1962). The latter was selected for IFFR 2023.


Descendants of the Yellow Emperor (1956), Tripitaka Saves Mother (1957), Tai Nan Wu Ye Da Xue An (1957), Mad Woman For 18 Years (1957), Songs of Southern Island (1958), Sheng Si Lian (1958), Ah Ding Disturbs Dance Ensemble (1962), Romance at Lung Shan Temple (1962)

Pai Ko op IFFR

  • Romance at Lung Shan Temple

    Deze muzikale komedie, een sleutelwerk in de Taiwanese filmkunst, was subversief vanwege de oproep tot multiculturele tolerantie.

    • Cinema Regained