Tamsui River, Sudden Rain, Bug, Spring

Dànshuǐ hé. Zhòuyǔ. Chóng. Chūn

Řeka Tamsui, Náhlý déšť, Brouk, Jaro

  • Deng Nan-Guang
  • Taiwan
  • 1930, 9 min
Color: Black and white
Language: Silent

These early amateur films hasve become an impressive testimony about the original inhabitants of Taiwan, its nature, modernity, and urban life in the 1930s. The filmmaker implements his own technological innovations in making botanical time-lapse shots in which he observes plant growth.


Taiwanese filmmaker Deng Nan-Guang (1907-1971) studied in Japan in the 1920s, where he joined a photography club. Starting in the 1930s, he captured happenings on the streets, everyday situations of the Taiwanese. He later ran a camera shop in Taipei. He dedicated himself to photography until he died.

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TAIWAN FILM INSTITUTE / 4F, No. 7, Qingdao East Rd. / Taipei City / 100 / Taiwan / taiwandocs@mail.tfi.org.tw / www.tfi.org.tw
Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Transparent Landscape: Taiwan
Premiere Type: European Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
24.10.2017Dukla Edison 17:00


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory