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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

GUO MIE

Directed by Joseph Chen-Chieh Hsu

SHORT FILMS / Taiwan / Comedy, Drama, Family / 30 mins / Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles / East Coast, New York City Premiere

Plays In:
FAMILY AFFAIRS

Village East Cinema
August 1, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available

Description

Q&A to follow with filmmakers

In GUO MIE, a karaoke-addicted old woman struggles with her sense of self-worth at her estranged husband’s funeral where she encounters his younger and more sophisticated girlfriend, and finds out that her kids might have secretly been in touch with her late husband all these years. Imbued with elements of Edward Yang and Yasujiro Ozu, GUO MIE is a delicate, emotional ode to family.

 

Post Screening Panelists:

Joe Foley, Cinematographer


Director's Bio

Born and raised in Taiwan, Joseph Chen-Chieh Hsu received his BS in Engineering and System Science from the National Tsinghua University. After working as a screenwriter, Joseph realized his passion lies in film directing. He then attended New York University Tisch Asia and acquired his MFA in Film Production. He was an alumnus at Talents Tokyo in 2014 and Kyoto Filmmaker Lab in 2015. ​ Joseph had abundant experience in international production. He participated in over 20 short films’ productions in South Korea, Japan, Nepal, Singapore and Taipei. His short film Reunion won the Golden Award at the first Taiwan Short Film Festival in 2013. His documentary short People’s Champscreened at Shnit International Film Festival in Switzerland in 2013. His short film The Lobster Kid(2015) received a post-production grant from NYU. It screened at over 25 international film festivals, like Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. And it won the Best Short Film at Los Angeles Pan Pacific Film Festival. ​His latest short film Guo Mie (2017) was selected for the 2017 Student Academy Awards Finalist.


Credits

Cinematographer: Joe Foley
Shoying, grandmother: Chen Shu Fang


Plays in

  1. FAMILY AFFAIRS

    SHORTS PROGRAMS / 109 mins
    Family is never just who you’re related to. It’s the drama, the tears, the hugs, and the fights. The following films run the gamut of what it means to deal with family.

    In This Program: DILIMAN, GUO MIE, RISE & SHINE: A STORY ABOUT BREAKFAST MAKERS, STORIES ABOUT HIM, WELCOME TO THE WORLD, WUDU


Dates & Times

Plays In:
FAMILY AFFAIRS

Village East Cinema
August 1, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available