Arvin Chen 陳駿霖

Arvin Chen is a Chinese-American filmmaker based in Taipei. In 2006, his short film Mei won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, and awards from the Director‘s Guild of America and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. His feature debut Au Revoir Taipei was selected for both the 2007 Pusan Promotion Plan as well as l‘Atelier at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

 

Mei

Short/Fiction/13mins/Colour/35mm

Mei works on her father’s food stall and has but one dream – to emigrate to America! But she is the only one with sufficient English to serve all the tourists. The boy that is hopelessly in love with her could take her place, but by doing so he risks losing her – perhaps forever…

 

*Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival

 

 

Au Revoir Taipei 一頁台北

Feature/Fiction/85mins/Colour/35mm

International Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4OfuLbq1GY

 

“If Paris is a city of love, what is Taipei the city of?” —Kai

Kai, a lovesick young man, wants to leave Taipei in hopes of getting to Paris to be with his girlfriend. Kai spends long nights in a bookstore studying French, where Susie, a girl who works there, begins to take an interest in him.

 

Best of the Fest in EIFF 2010

Netpac Award in Berlin International Film Festival 2010

Jury Award at the Deauville Asian Film Festival in France 2010

Audience Award at the 2010 San Francisco Asian American International Film Festival 2010

Golden Durian (Best Film) Award at the 2010 Barcelona Asian Film Festival 2010

Best Narrative Feature at the Asian Film Festival of Dallas 2010

 

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