XL 1

The Remains

TSAI Chia-ying|Taiwan|2022|18min |International Premiere |15+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
214 6/30  13:30 - 14:53 CGV Sopung 4 15 GV
539 7/3  20:00 - 21:23 CGV Sopung 11 15 GV
709 7/5  11:00 - 12:23 CGV Sopung 10 15
214 6/30  13:30 - 14:53CGV Sopung 4
15  GV
539 7/3  20:00 - 21:23CGV Sopung 11
15  GV
709 7/5  11:00 - 12:23CGV Sopung 10
15

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Program Note

In this psychological thriller, Fang, a young and innocent dancer, develops a pure love for dance and her once-glorious and strict master, Xue, pursues relentless perfection. Their passion becomes an obsession, leading to a complex and entangled relationship. Produced by the crew of the phenomenal horror movie Incantation (2022), which topped Taiwan's box office in 2022.

Program Note

Artists who never stop challenging themselves to surpass their limits are often seen in various stories. Here, a harsh mentor and an innocent disciple each give interviews, explaining what is necessary for a perfect stage performance. Her beautiful dancing, obsessed with the stage, soon transforms into grotesque movements accompanied by bone-twisting sounds, and the stage changes into a nightmare. It encompasses elements of reality, horror, fantasy, and drama genres. (Kristin JI)

Director

차이 치아 잉

TSAI Chia-ying

Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He began his film career working for a production company and later relocated to New York and completing an MFA degree in filmmaking. His debut feature titled The Visitors (2020), was selected as the closing film of the Kaohsiung Film Festival and earned multiple Golden Bell Award nominations.