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Temple of Devilbuster


Director: WANG I-fan (王逸帆)

2020|Taiwan|24min|Language: Taiwanese, 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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LIN Dao-Yu (林道禹)
Anicca Panna (林幻夢露)

In the middle of down-town Taipei, a guy named Tai-bao and a girl named A-queen are both caught by their shared inescapable destiny.

Tai-bao is the reincarnation of the Devil Star and A-queen is the one fated to take on his sins. They don't know it yet but it becomes clear as the two try to escape the criminal underworld, the police and an abusive 'father' who wants to take Tai-bao back to the temple where the deity, the Holy Mother, is using them to take the blame for other people's sin…

This is a reincarnation tale for the ecstasy generation as neon visuals and high-octane pacing created by a barrage of sights and sounds and staccato editing make a dizzying and thrilling experience where all of the senses and a wicked sense of humour come into play but the crash at the end of this tale comes with a lot of regrets.

[Jason MAHER]