DOUBLE BILL:
The Women’s Revenge (2020) +
Woman Revenger (1982)

24th September 2021
Friday 8:00pm - 9:45pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

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Description:

The Women’s Revenge (2020)
Director: Su Hui-Yu
Runtime: 17 minutes
Country: Taiwan
Language: Mandarin (with English subtitles)
Rating: R21 (Nudity and Gore)

SOUTHEAST ASIAN PREMIERE

Full Synopsis

The Women’s Revenge follows a group of women armed with knives, swords, and baseball bats as they massacre a group of men. A hypnotic, droning soundtrack accompanies the arresting visuals – a slow brutal bloodbath of heads chopped off, throats slit, open wounds and gushing blood.

The artist’s ‘Re-shooting series’ revisits overlooked and censored Taiwanese titles that emerged out of the three decades of military rule. In The Women’s Revenge, the artist delves into Black Movies, a darker side of cinema that developed alongside the Taiwanese New Wave. To contextualise this with the rest of the programme, this short will be screened before Ouyang Chun’s Woman Revenger.

Woman Revenger (女性的復仇) (1982)
Director: Ouyang Chun
Runtime: 85 minutes
Country: Taiwan
Language: Mandarin (with English subtitles)
Rating: NC16 (Some Nudity and Violence)

Full Synopsis

Learning of her childhood friend Mei-Hua’s murder, dance teacher Ling-Ling heads to Tokyo to investigate. There she clashes with vicious gangsters and loses an eye, prompting her to build a troupe of female fighters seeking revenge against the men who abused them – hunting and killing them in the wildest fashions.

In the 1980s, Taiwan had been under more than 30 years of martial law. From the last throes of a violent dictatorship emerged a cinema featuring the underworld of the city, subverting decades of propaganda cinema and revealing a long suppressed collective consciousness. Immersed in a milieu of drug trafficking, gambling, prostitution, and violent crime, Woman Revenger is an example of such resistant cinema.

* The screening of these films is supported by the Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute and the Taiwan Cinema Toolkit


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Important Notice:
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