As We Like It

As-We-Like-It
FILM NAME

揭大歡喜

YEAR

2021|109 min

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam

SALES CONTACT

Swallow Wings Films
Albert YAO

TEL

+886-2-2361-0873

MOBILE

+886-910-364-048

[As We Like It], a reworking of Shakespeare’s play, tells of the love blossoming between Orlando and Rosalind, who is disguised as a man. Filmmakers CHEN Hung-i and Muni WEI opted for the lovebirds to be played by women, thereby referencing Shakespeare’s era when women were banned from the stage and all roles were played by men.
This colourful, energetic film follows Orlando and Rosalind and three other potential couples in their search for one another. All set in an internet-free neighbourhood in the bustling metropolis of Taipei where there is no rush and people consciously live together. Fairy-tale settings, magical meetings, cryptic messages, but also fights, kidnappings and family feuds. The film upends the binary world, making it a loving spectacle with plenty of music and doll-like design.

CREDIT

DIRECTOR
CHEN Hung-i, Muni WEI
PRODUCER
Gene YAO, Muni WEI, CHEN Hung-i, HSU Fu-fu
CAST
Aggie HSIEH, Puff KUO, Camille CHALONS, Jo’elle LU
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Red Society Films