Revealed: Cinema Formosa

1 x 1 HR HD
Produced for Discovery Channel

Taiwanese cinema has struggled on home-soil for decades but now, a new generation of Taiwanese filmmakers is fighting back, featuring renowned directors and producers John Woo, Hou Hsiao Hsien and Wei Te Sheng. But they’re on a mission ‘impossible’ – to win back Taiwanese audiences from Hollywood and make their own big blockbusters at home. Among their challenges are unpredictable weather, a harsh terrain and a lack of funds. But if they succeed, this will be a milestone for Taiwanese cinema. But will they be able to recapture the faded glory of Taiwanese films?