《匠心,生活》 Film Series at 高雄電影館 KFA

《匠心,生活》”La Vie d’un Artisan”. (source: fb/KFA)

During the month of July, the Kaohsiung Film Archive (KFA) 高雄電影館 is running the showing of five movies whose theme revolve around craftmanship. “La Vie d’un Artisan” means “The Life of a Craftsman” in French.

I’ve been waiting sooooooo long yes, this loooonnnggg to check out the KFA, but rarely saw a title that fancied me, so now that it does, I can’t help but share my outpour of joy. 😀

As far as I know, the KFA is the closest it gets to an independent movie theater in Kaohsiung. It actually screens a wide range of foreign films and gems from Asian cinematography, but I sadly just no longer have the leisure time to indulge in those. Then again, when the KFA did screen movies catering to my taste, the Eslite Art House in Taipei always beat it to the punch by showing them a few months prior. Since I’m no fortune teller, I always jumped on the occasion to catch them while visiting the capital, as a backup plan for when bad weather came down crashing on my outdoorsy plans.

KFA Organogram
When in Taiwan, learn to appreciate flowcharts and organograms. 😉
KFA is actually more of a non-commercial  nature than independent, in the sense that it falls under the cultural arm of the City of Kaohsiung.

But who knows, I might find more time to rekindle my love for independent cinema with the upcoming inauguration of another independent movie theater, in89,  which is yet another “creative” project happening at the Pier-2 Art Center 駁二藝術特區.

For detailed information about showing times and such, activate your Perapera, and head over here. I’ve put the trailers below, in order of personal preference. 🙂


尋找左宗棠 The Search for General Tso.

I did not even dare hoping this one would make it in a movie theater in Taiwan, but it did after all! The mastermind behind this documentary is none other than Jennifer 8. Lee, author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles. The search brought her to Taiwan too!


深夜食堂 Midnight Diner. 

The famed Japanese manga got adapted for the big screen. For more culinary mangas to practice your Chinese, check this old post.

I’ve put the trailer with English subtitles below, but as it the case with most Japanese movies in Taiwan, the KFA will likely screen it in Japanese with Chinese subtitles, which makes for a great opportunity to practice your Japanese listening or Chinese reading. I’ll personally focus on my Chinese. 😀


裁縫師的美麗人生 A Stitch of Life.


寧靜咖啡館之歌 The Farthest End Awaits.


薩爾加多的凝視 The Salt of the Earth.


(last updated: 2016/10/01 六)

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