K’s room–the creation and destruction of the world
✧ 2021 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
✧2021 Best Experimental Film, 43th Golden Harvest Awards for Outstanding Short Films
✧2022 13th Taiwan International Documentary Festival–Special Jury Prize, Asian Vision Competition
K'S ROOM is a mental space, which is a metaphor for the complex relationship between men, boundaries, and the Taiwanese nation during martial law. All the lines in the film are quotes from the NEW ENGLISH GRAMMAR (new edition) - one of Taiwan’s most popular English grammar books - and are aimed at restructuring the mental state of its author, Mr. K, during his incarceration, as he was sent to prison because of his left-wing ideas.
HUNG Wei-Lin is an independent filmmaker graduated from ESEC, France (École supérieure d'études cinématographiques). Once worked as a TV screenplay writer, a TV program manager, and a film marketing specialist, now she focuses on film innovations and screenplay writings, attempting to make voices of the histories hidden and of the memories forgotten throughout time.
11.04 ㊄ 17：20〡台南新光影城 4 廳
11.09 ㊂ 18：30〡台南新光影城 4 廳〡★ Q&A session with the Director
同場放映：《蜃樓記》《As Time Goes By》《非常，非常，非常地》《你誰》
Mr. Ke Qi-Hua’s biggest son had recalled how he prepared himself before visiting his father in prison with his mother for the first time: he read the NEW ENGLISH GRAMMAR closely, from the first page till the end. That caught my attention at once: in their reunion, the father and the son did not talk about the decade taken viciously by the nation and what they had lost and how they missed each other, but about the English grammar. Then I came to realize that the grammar, though it seemed to be regulatory and full of boundaries, was, in fact, the emotional bridge that connected the father and the son. So I built this ROOM with English grammar. It’s an editorial room for the NEW ENGLISH GRAMMAR, an ideal prison for the KMT government to show the West that we were so against the communists, and an excuse for Mr. Ke Qi-Hua to lie his children that he was “working in the United States.”In this ROOM, your mind and soul can always be free while your body and language are not.