2019 Urban Nomad Awards: Grand Prize goes to ‘A Bread Factory’; ‘Love Boat: Taiwan’ wins audience choice!

The 18th annual Urban Nomad Awards were handed out on May 26, with the Grand Prize handed out to Taiwanese-American director Patrick Wang for his two-part feature film A Bread Factory Parts One and Two, which stars Taiwanese actor and TV host Janet Hsieh. The Audience Choice Award meanwhile went to the festival’s closing film, Love Boat: Taiwan, a documentary by Valerie Soe on soft power and shenanigans at Taiwan’s most famous study exchange program. In 2019, Urban Nomad received around 400 submissions in multiple categories and handed out seven awards worth TWD 80,000 in cash and post-production services. The ceremony took place at the Wonderful Theater in Ximen on the festival’s second-to-last day and put an exclamation on seven weeks of events from April 13 to May 27, which included around 50 screenings, 37 films making Taiwan or Asia premieres, visits by 10 international filmmakers, a 2000-person music festival…



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(中文) 【觀影心得】台灣Reggae教父愛吹倫力推《木馬唱片:雷鬼樂的傳奇》

(中文) 「1969-71是他們的高峰,最高紀錄一個星期可以有6-7張作品發行,賺超多錢的,但好景不常,在Bob Marley出現後、Reggae走向草根與意識形態之際,他們的唱片開始乏人問津,最終沒幾年便走上了清算之路,令人不勝唏噓。」

「1969-71是他們的高峰,最高紀錄一個星期可以有6-7張作品發行,賺超多錢的,但好景不常,在Bob Marley出現後、Reggae走向草根與意識形態之際,他們的唱片開始乏人問津,最終沒幾年便走上了清算之路,令人不勝唏噓。但是他們那超豐富的唱片目錄,早已是珍貴的音樂遺產了,對於後世的音樂發展根本就無遠弗屆,絕對超乎想像。」