The epic about a 1930 aboriginal uprising against Taiwan’s Japanese rulers is currently up for best feature film at the Venice Film Festival.
The T'aipei premiere will be held Sunday at a square facing the Presidential Office Building 總統府 in honor of the island’s first epic film production in decades.
Speaking to reporters in Venice, Wei said the film’s nomination shows 'arts and culture can have a greater power than politics.'
The comments are seen as a mild criticism over the Venice festival’s listing of the film as coming from Taiwan, China — a reference that makes the self-governed, democratic island seem like it comes under Beijing’s rule."
...checking themselves out in mirrors:
In short, there were a lot of macaques.
My own little monkey certainly enjoyed herself today: