Screen Daily – Taiwan’s Ablaze takes ‘Le Moulin’ rights


13 February, 2016 | By Liz Shackleton


EXCLUSIVE: Huang Ya-li’s documentary screened at the recent International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Taiwan’s Ablaze Image has picked up international rights to Huang Ya-li’s documentary Le Moulin, which recently screened in the Bright Future section of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

The film explores the Le Moulin Poetry Society, which emerged in Taiwan in the 1930s when the country was under Japanese colonial rule. Influenced by France and the Surrealists, the group protested against the cultural imperialism of their colonial rulers.

Produced by Taipei-based Roots Films, the film won positive reviews at both CPH:DOX last year and Rotterdam this year, highlighting the current strength of Taiwanese documentary filmmaking. Ablaze Image is also selling Singing Chen’s The Walkers about Taiwan’s Legend Lin Dance Theatre.

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