The Archer

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Year
1963
Country
  • Taiwan
Runtime
5min
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This is a student exercise made when the director was studying for his MA at UCLA; all aspects including story, script, and character design were independently conceived. The narration features Western children recounting the Chinese legend ‘Houyi Shoots Down the Suns’ in English, and the juxtaposition of the childlike narrative with classic oriental imagery brings forth unexpected connotations. This film, along with The Mountain and Liu Pi- chia, were premiered at a 1967 screening hosted by Literature Quarterly.

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