"The Rainbow Bridge" (彩虹橋), the second half of director Wei Te-sheng (魏德聖)'s epic film "Seediq Bale" (賽德克．巴萊), is packed with more action but is also more convoluted and weaker in character development.
2011/10/3, 3 Comments
In "Seediq Bale" (賽德克‧巴萊), director Wei Te-sheng (魏德聖) asks viewers to suspend their preconceptions and get inside the ethics of the Seediq people, as the entire narrative unfolds "through the prism of Seediq beliefs."
2011/9/9, 2 Comments
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