影片介紹 FILM INFO
A Bread Factory, Part One
Patrick Wang / 2018 / US / 122min / narrative / English / Chinese subtitles
Taiwan Premiere / Director Q&A
More than 40 “Best of 2018” lists, including: RogerEbert.com, The New Yorker, Screen Daily, Vanity Fair, LA Times, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Daily Kos, and Little White Lies
Independent Spirit Award Nominee
“Miraculous…my favorite film of the year by far.” –– Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com
“A mighty cinematic force” –– The New Yorker
“A major work by a singular American artist” –– The New York Times
“A puckishly high-minded humanist spellbinder” –– Variety
This is the story of The Bread Factory, a community arts center in the small town of Checkford, told in two films.
After 40 years of running The Bread Factory, Dorothea and Greta must suddenly fight for survival when a celebrity couple –– performance artists from China –– arrive Checkford and build their own enormous arts complex just down the street. It’s a huge upheaval in their small town.
Shot entirely on 16mm film, the drama of A Bread Factory’s wonderful characters is taught as a drumhead and incredibly smart. The larger story of the film meanwhile weaves together the interconnected realities of the arts, economics, politics and media with a lucidity rarely seen. This is very much a filmmaker‘s film, and it is no less than pure genius.
The cast notably features numerous highly accomplished actors, including Janet Hsieh (TV host of Taiwan Fun) as one of the Chinese performance artists, Tyne Daly (Spiderman: Homecoming, Cagney & Lacy) as arts educator Dorothea, and James Marsters (Hawaii Five-O, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as a celebrity actor. Director Patrick Wang is a second-generation Taiwanese-American for whom the New York Times has declared, “This is a career to keep an eye on.”