Isaac Li 李志薔
Isaac Li was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1966. He attended the prestigious National Taiwan University and received a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. However, he began pursuing a career in writing and filmmaking on his own and later produced and directed several documentaries and short films. His documentary The Floating Ball was invited to many international film festivals, such as Vancouver, Brisbane, Switzerland, and so on. As an award-winning writer, Lee possesses a sense for literature that can be seen in many of his works. The Road in the Air, directed and written by him, is his first feature film and was released in 2006.
Floating Ball 浮球
Liu-chiu, a small island, sits alone on the outskirts of the Taiwan Strait. Like a ball floating in the middle of the ocean, ancient people have given it the name “Liu-chiu”, which means a floating ball. Surrounding this little island are more floating balls.
They are the boathouses where Mainland Chinese fishermen stay. These balls that have been floating for years on end are also called “on-the-sea hotels”.
Divided into three segments, the film depicts the fate, the humanity and the destiny of these floating balls.
Road in the Air 單車上路
Chinese Trailer without subtitle. (The Screening will have English Subtitles)
Kuo is a hopeless teenage delinquent who sets fire to a convenience store and runs off on his bike.Lin is a timid police officer who, overwhelmed by his dangerous assignments, abandons his post. When the unlikely pair meets on the dangerously winding Su-hua Highway, a solid bond quickly develops between them due to their shared loneliness and troubled lives.
However, the sudden appearance of an aboriginal girl soon interrupts their journey. Helping the girl find her mother and a plant called “ Shimizu Juniper” becomes their priority, temporarily distracting them from their personal problems.
Along the way, the three encounter a Canadian girl whose answers to their queries regarding the “Shimizu Juniper” bring only more mysteries and challenges into their path. Faced with upcoming uncertainties, the disclosure of the truth will be more stunning than any of them could ever have imagined.