IN CONVERSATION with Director: Wi Ding Ho
By Emmanuel Itier
Q: What was the inspiration for this movie and what had been your intentions making it?
Wi: I’m a filmmaker and I like telling participating tales. So many films are so linear at this time. However if you learn a e book there's a notion of going forwards and backwards. I needed to attempt to do one thing not linear, not predictable, not essentially structured with a 3 acts development and an apparent protagonist. I needed to attempt to do one thing completely different with this movie. It’s enjoyable to have interaction the viewers in a unique expertise. So long as they don't seem to be confused by it. It’s like listening to a information that's taking place and revealing itself little by little, in time, with completely different witnesses. I wish to make individuals suppose and never simply be entertained.
Q: How troublesome was it to place collectively this movie?
Wi: We didn’t do 100 draft however simply two or three. I packaged the film with 6 lead actors. All of them are fairly well-known in Taiwan. I used to be fortunate to have an investor who trusted me due to the success of my earlier film in addition to due to the actors I had hooked up to this challenge. We additionally bought authorities funding which was very useful as a result of it re-insure traders. Everybody trusted me sufficient and I used to be in a position to put this movie collectively. We simply did couple of extra rewrite earlier than the filming of this image. Additionally, we needed to reduce down the finances so we did a polish. Lastly once we edited the film it was 3 hours and a half lengthy so I had, once more, to rewrite and restructure the film to make it tighter. The ultimate film is slightly bit completely different from the unique script.
Q: What is that this film speaking about, actually, for you?
Wi: The loneliness of individuals in a metropolis. Primarily as a result of individuals spend all their free time on the web. They've two parallel lives: one in the true world once they work and one on the digital world once they spend a lot time on the web. It’s very unhealthy in Asia. Persons are so hooked on video games and the digital world of the web. There isn’t sufficient training to determine what to do together with your life. Now younger individuals are getting completely misplaced on the earth of the web, it’s fairly unhappy.
Q: What are your expectations to be at TIFF, in Toronto?
Wi: Sadly, I gained’t be in Toronto for actual due to the pandemic. However I hope individuals like my film. Right here, it’s launched fairly quickly in theatre, which is nice as I make films to be seen on the massive display. I hope we get into two or three extra festivals after which I hope overseas distributors will purchase it for his or her nations. I actually hope individuals love my movie. I labored so onerous and I put a lot ardour into it.