Metro of Love , a series of six films initiated by Taiwan filmmaker YEH Tien-lun, is making its debut at Hong Kong Filmart through new production outfit Good Image Co Ltd. Designed to support new talents, the initiative features six Chinese-language films by six promising Taiwanese directors. The six films share a common theme of love and are all set in Taipei with its extended metro network as its backdrop. Filming locations are around six metro stations: Tamsui, Xinbeitou, Daqiaotou, Ximen, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall and Zhongxiao Fuxing. Since last March five films have entered production, all of which are currently in post production. The final sixth film, directed by Yeh and starring KUO Shu-yao, LEE Li-jen and YANG Kuei-mei, is due to begin shooting in Ximen this April. Yeh is responsible for directing two films for the series; the other is set around Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall and stars Bianca BAI. The other five directors for the series are Sean KAO,, Gavin LIN , LIN Chun-yang, LEE Ching-jung and Taipei-based Japanese director KITAMURA Toyoharu. ‘It has been three years in the making. We’re glad to work with a new generation of Taiwanese directors whose new films will show their ability to tackle modern love stories, each in their own unique way,’ says Yeh who also serves as producer to the series. His sister Gisele YEH is the scriptwriter for his Ximen film as well as executive producer to the series. The films will be ready for international festivals and theatrical release in Taiwan from the second half of this year.
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