• DATE : 17/06/2015 28/06/2015
  • TIME : –
  • VENUE : Filmhouse

To mark the ‘Taiwan Season’, the project brings an exciting collaboration with the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) to showcase the Taiwanese film on 24 & 26 June 2015.

Paradise in Service (Jun Zhong Le Yuan 軍中樂園)

Doze Niu Chen-Zer / Taiwan / 2014 / 133 mins

Ethan Juan, Chen Jian Bin, Wan Qian, Chen Yi Han / Fiction / Mandarin, Taiwanese

A coming-of-age story in a military-run Taiwanese brothel.

Set against the real-life backdrop of a military run brothel in Kinman (a group of islands administered by Taiwan) in the late 1960s and ‘70s – the period when Taiwan remained in a stand-off with mainland China – 19-year-old conscript Pao (Ethan Juan) is sent to unit 831, or ‘Paradise in Service’. There he starts to develop adult relationships, not least with Nini (Wan Qian), who turned to prostitution to have her sentence for killing her abusive husband reduced. A fascinating and non-judgemental portrait of a turbulent time.

The post-screen Q & A and the VIP reception in conjunction with EIFF events are hosted.

For tickets and further information: http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/2015/paradise-in-service




Taiwan Cinema in Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014

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Midi Z / Taiwan, Myanmar/ 2014 / 95 mins

Wu Ke-xi, Wang Shin-hong, Zhou Cai Chang, Yang Shu Lan, Li Shang Da / Fiction / Chinese, Burmese