love after time
tsung-han tsai/taiwan/15MINS/us premiere
On a nuclear-ravaged island, an Enforcer, ordered to keep the enslaved citizens under control, chases a mutant woman who steals food under his watch.
Following the woman to a secret refuge, his innermost temptation is excited by her cockroaches...Pent-up desire and fear are exposed, and released.
LEE Hong-chi Nana LEE
Writer-CHANG Ying min, TSAI Tsung-han
Director of Photography-CHANG Chihteng
Production Designer-P.J. CHEN
Editors-Milk SU, KAO Ming sheng
What if longing for love destroys your comfort zone? Would you choose love over security? This is the core of my film. Then I read Julia Kristeva's Powers of Horror. I realized nothing is repulsive in its essence. It becomes repulsive when it refuses to be categorized and defies the rules of a certain symbolic order. Hence, the idea of including cockroaches. Following that key image, nuclear holocaust and genetic mutations are reasonable. Only when you give up control can a story be complete.
A screenwriter and a director, Tsung-Han has a BA in Economics from the National Taiwan University and a MFA in Film Production from the Taipei National University of the Arts. Tsung-Han's first feature film screenplay Winds of September (2009) won the Best Screenplay Awards at the Golden Horse Awards, Taipei Film Festival, and Chinese Film Media Awards. It was also nominated as the Best Screenplay at the Asian Film Awards. He was a director alumnus at the Golden Horse Film Academy helmed by the esteemed auteur HOU Hsiao-hsien. His first directorial short, My Grandma was nominated as the Best Short Film at the Golden Horse Awards and Shanghai International Film Festival. Love After Time is Tsung-Han's second short film and is touring in film festivals.
2016 LOVE AFTER TIME Short
2014 MY GEEKY NERDY BUDDIES Feature （Screenwriter）
2011 PICK THE YOUTH Feature （Screenwriter）
2008 MY GRANDMA Short
2008 WIND OF SEPTEMBER Feature （Screenwriter）
2007 WHAT ON EARTH HAVE I DONE WRONG? Feature （Screenwriter）