Taiwan film grabs award at Osaka Asian Film Festival

Tokyo, Taiwanese film “Take Me To the Moon” (?????) won the Asahi Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) Award with 1 million Japanese yen (US$9,438) in prize money at the 2018 Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) Saturday.

The ABC Award is given to the most entertaining participating new film by ABC, a member of the OAFF Executive Committee, according to the OAFF website.

“Take Me To the Moon” is directed by Hsieh Chun-yi (???) and stars Jasper Liu (???) and Vivian Sung (???).

According to the 2018 OAFF website, the movie describes how the protagonist reunites with members of his high school rock band after many years at the funeral of their lead singer.

After the funeral, drunk, he gets hit by a car and becomes miraculously transported back to just a few days before his high school graduation in 1997, where his band is going to perform.

Five other Taiwanese films were also showcased at the event — “Babe’s Not Alone” (?????), “The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful” (???), “A Dog’s Life” (?????), “The Island That All Flow By” (????) and “Purple Days” (????).

The OAFF is an annual film festival that aims to “facilitate human resources development and exchanges,” as well as promote the city of Osaka.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel