March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Country: TAIWAN, PHILIPPINES, JAPAN, FRANCE
Run Time: 85 minutes
PINOY SUNDAY is a sunny comedy with a somber undercurrent, a Filipino-Taiwanese mash-up with a little English on the side. Manuel and Dado are "Pinoys," young Filipinos living in Taipei in a migrant community of non-Chinese speakers. They chafe under the strict rules of the bicycle manufacturing company that employs them, living in fear of not making it back to their dormitory by the time the inscrutable gatekeeper closes the gates every evening. Manuel and Dado both live for Sundays when the overseas Filipino workers seek community around a Catholic church. One Sunday Dado discovers a brand-new red couch standing on a street corner, which he takes as a gift from heaven. All he has to do is persuade Manuel to help him carry this bulky new object of his desire clear across the city and back to their dorm. Inspired by Roman Polanski's 1958 short film "Two Men and a Wardrobe," PINOY SUNDAY is a slightly surreal exploration of the multicultural landscape and rhythm of modern Taipei. (In Tagalog and Mandarin with subtitles) – B.B.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 8:05 PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 11:45 AM
Wi Ding Ho
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Wi Ding Ho was born in Malaysia and is based in Taipei. He graduated with a degree in film from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
PINOY SUNDAY (2009)
This film is presented with the generous support of MICHELE OWEN.