Kolkata: In order to appreciate the precious contribution of the Taiwanese films which have left an everlasting impression on the Indian cinema, the Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) will showcase the seven best films of Taiwan.

The Taiwanese films have earned global applause for its unique story-telling and technique from the film critics all over the world. The festival is aimed at promoting the films of this island nation not just among Indians but to commemorate an international identity to Taiwanese cinema on the global stage.

The audience and film critics are also appreciating the presentation along with the story-telling and technique of the Taiwanese films. According to them, since many of them are updated with the history of American and European cinema, a brush with the Pan-Asian cinema will be a welcoming change. Therefore watching cinema from a different angle through Taiwanese cinema is a good medium.

Several Taiwanese films and their directors and writers have played a prominent role in cinema since a decade. Five films of world-famous director Hau Hisyao Hisyan will also be screened during the Kolkata Film Festival and other cities in India.

The Taiwanese films to be screened during the festival are The Fourth Portrait, Everlasting Moments, I Can’t Live Without You, Taipei Exchanges, Me,19, Juliets and Odds In Love. These films attract international cinema and film experts due to their distinct story-telling technique and wonderful combination of eastern and western cinema.

However, the recent Nagesh Kukunoor directed film ‘Mod’ which released on October 14 is being speculated as a remake of Taiwanese film ‘Keeping Watch’ made in 2007. Earlier, a Taiwanese singer had also claimed compensation for exact resemblance of his song to the popular feet tapping number ‘Zara zara touch me’ in film ‘Race’.

(JPN/Bureau)