Seediq Bale 5min. Preview with English Subtitles
Currently in competition at the Venice International Film Festival, Seediq Bale (賽德克‧巴萊) is a Taiwanese historical drama portraying the Wushe Incident, a 1930 Seediq uprising led against the Japanese when Taiwan was still one of its colonies.
Produced by John Woo, Seediq Bale is directed by Te-Sheng Wei, who had been trying to get the project out since 2003 when he shot a five-minute clip to get some backing. However, it wasn’t until his first full-length feature Cape No. 7 that he was able to get $10M USD.
Seediq Bale is set to premiere on September 9th in Venice and September 30th in Taiwan.