Contemporary Indie Vision
的士故事 Taxi Stories
香港藝術中心電影院 Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, Netherlands｜2017｜98 min｜Colour｜DCP
In Cantonese, English, Indonesian & Putonghua with Chinese & English subtitles
Director: Doris Yeung
Taxi Stories is a mosaic film of three stories in three different Asian cities where the paths of the rich and poor cross one another in and around taxis. A closeted Beijing taxi driver tries to seduce a rich passenger, a Hong Kong pregnant trophy wife starts to develop feelings for her new Indonesian maid and a Jakarta slum orphan becomes infatuated with a Western female backpacker. All three characters desperately want to connect on a basic human level but are their own worst obstacle. In a new Asia where social mobility is linked to increasing wealth, money divides and separates each of them making it harder to be who they really are and not what they appear to be.
導演簡歷 Director Biography
楊文穎 Doris Yeung
Born in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong and California. Graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles and the Beijing Film Academy with degrees in Art History and Directing. She has written and directed over 15 short films and wrote and directed her first feature film, MOTHERLAND (2009). She is also a working film programmer, programming films for various international film festivals and has been on many film juries including the Teddy Jury at the Berlinale Film Festival. She resides and works in Amsterdam since 2002 and is the founder of CinemAsia Film Festival, Netherlands.