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Thinking Aloud About Film: Taipei Suicide Story (Keff, Taiwan, 2020)

A medium length fiction film with a great central concept: A suicide hotel where people can only stay one night. They are permitted to leave in the morning if they change their mind but leave they must. What happens when a young woman chooses to stay and the desk clerk begins falling for her? We talk about the beauty of the compositions, the black humour of the film, the uses of colour, we praise the cinematography by Tzu-Hao Kao and the performances (especially Tender Huang’s). But is the film still a bit thin? Richard and I debate.

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Examples of reflections: Examples of colour:

Examples of Composition:

A point of discussion in the podcast:

José Arroyo