THE GREAT BUDDHA+
The great Buddhas float through the halls of the bronze statue factory, while the greatest of them stands in front of it — at least according to legend. But when looking at some surveillance footage while bored, the night watchman and his best friend soon find out the truth: that their boss is — at the very least — something of a lecher. Hsin-Yao Huang portrays this life in black and white; only the videos of the Buddha are in color. Amid the film's clever comedy, this is a lucid commentary on the division of Taiwanese society.
Meet the director
Born in Taiwan, Hsin-Yao Huang is known primarily for documentary works such as TAIVALU (2010), about the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu. A recipient of many awards, his feature-film debut, THE GREAT BUDDHA+, is based on his short film THE GREAT BUDDHA from 2014.