THE GREAT BUDDHA+

(大佛普拉斯)

THE GREAT BUDDHA+
Asian Next Wave Competition

THE GREAT BUDDHA+


Edition: QCinema 2018
Origin:   Taiwan
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama
TRT: 104m
Rating: R13

THE GREAT BUDDHA+

Pickle is a night security guard at a bronze statue factory. He also plays in a band at funerals when time allows while his best friend, Belly Button, works as a recycling collector during the day. Pickle's biggest pleasure is flicking through the porn magazines Belly Button collects during wee hours in the security room. One day, while watching the footages recorded on their boss's dash cam, they accidently discover the boss's unspeakable secret. The story involves gods, the middle-aged men's sexual desire and the conversation between ghosts and humans.

Director
Hsin-yao Huang
Scriptwriter
Hsin-yao Huang
Director of Photography
Nagao Nakashima
Cast
Cres Chuang, Bamboo Chu-Sheng Chen, Leon Dai
Awards
Hong Kong Film Awards Best Film 2018
NETPAC Award, Toronto International Film Festival 2017
Official Accounts
Director

Hsin-yao Huang

As a documentary filmmaker, Huang Hsin-Yao is known for the satirical tone used to portray the dream and the disappointment of youth and the humorous narrative that enhances the preposterous situations one often faces in life. Bluffing (2005) won Best Documentary at the Golden Harvest Awards. His visual poem, Nimbus, shot by himself, won the Jury Prize at the 2010 Taiwan International Documentary Biennale, Best Cinematography at the Golden Harvest Awards and several other international film awards. In 2010, Taivalu bagged the Grand Prize and Best Documentary at the Taipei Film Awards.

Screening Schedule

  • 10/24 Wed
    4:00p Gateway Cineplex 7 Q&A with Filmmaker
  • 10/27 Sat
    9:00p UP Town Center Cinema 3
  • 10/30 Tue
    6:00p Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8

Schedule subject to change, please check with the cinemas on the day of screening. Full schedule here.

The QCinema International Film Festival 2018 will be held on October 21-30, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.