Taiwanese Film Night: Cape No. 7

Taiwanese Film Night: Cape No. 7

Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Speaker(s): 
Fan Yang Choung
Series: 
Taiwan Studies Seminar Series

A struggling young rock band singer, Aga (Van Fan), returns to his hometown Hengchun and works as a postman. He comes across an undeliverable piece of mail: seven love letters that were written for a Taiwanese girl by a Japanese teacher who used to live in Taiwan six decades ago. In the meantime he meets Tomoko (Chie Tanaka), a Japanese model and agent, who is assigned to organise a local Taiwanese band (with Aga on vocals) for the opening performance of a popular Japanese singer’s concert in Hengchun … ‘Cape No.7’ is not only a romantic movie about two love stories, but it also reveals the entangled relationships—particularly at historic, social and emotional levels—between contemporary Taiwanese and Japanese societies.