Taiwan Documentary Showcase: A Life That Sings《如歌的行板》

Organised by Singapore Film Society, SIM University, Taipei Representative Office in Singapore and Taipei Business Association in Singapore

A LIFE THAT SINGS《如歌的行板》他们在岛屿写作 II - 瘂弦篇

*Singapore Premiere - Winner of Best Documentary Taipei Film Festival 新加坡首映 - 台北电影节最佳记录片

Dir. Chen Huai-eng 陈怀恩

2015 | Taiwan | Mandarin with English subtitles | 143min | NC16 - Some Nudity

*Q&A with director Chen Huai-eng 陈怀恩导演映后交流
Free admission with registration. Tickets collection opens 30 minutes before the screening at venue.

The life of the literary master unwraps like a romantic poem in this beautifully made documentary. One will soon find the poet’s creative career so intertwined with the great political and social changes that define the era he was born into. More than a documentary, A Life That Sings is a moving biography with cinematic sensibility.




About Ya Hsien 瘂弦 (1932-)

Ya Hsien is the pen name of Wang Qinglin, who was born in Nanyang of Henan Province. Following the Chinese Nationalist troops to Taiwan in 1949, Ya Hsien soon joined the Epoch Poetry Quarterly co-founded by Lo Fu and Zhang Mo. Together, the three were known as the “Iron Triangle”. After leaving the military in 1966, he was invited to the International Writer Program at Iowa University in the United States, where he then stayed for two years. He later returned to Taiwan and became the editor-in-chief of Youth Literary and the supplementary of United Daily News respectively. In his forty-five years of career as an editor, he was best known for his caring, personable and respectful personality and the intelligence and professionalism that brought much vibrancy to the literary world in Taiwan.


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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM SGT
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