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A Cockerel's Tale


Director: HSIEH Pei-ju (謝沛如)

2019|Taiwan|21min|Language: English, Mandarin|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/11 (Wed) 21:10 Cine Libre Umeda 3    
3/13 (Fri) 11:50 Cine Libre Umeda 4    
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Finn HUANG (黃士勛)
Smith Scudder NORMAN
TSAI Che-Wen (蔡哲文)
Kristen HUNG (洪瑋婷)
LU Wen-Hsueh (魯文學)

A young male chick is specially chosen by fate to become a fine COCKEREL in this short as he begins his caged yet sensual life as a breeder of a native chicken farm.

An authoritative voice over detailing the thoughts and feelings of an actor dressed up as a cockerel provides guidance to the lives of fowl, their living conditions and their philosophical musings. Man or beast, the things that drive living things are mostly the same so the film also doubles as a wry look at relations between the sexes. However, getting to know what you eat and humanising it may turn you into a vegetarian as you develop sympathy for these feathered creatures...

[Jason MAHER]