Magazine article Screen International

Taiwan's Public Television Nurtures New Talents (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Taiwan's Public Television Nurtures New Talents (Exclusive)

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Busan title The Last Verse was produced under initiative.

The Last Verse

Busan’s New Currents title The Last Verse [pictured] is one of the first titles produced by Taiwanese broadcaster Public Television Services (PTS) as part of its latest initiatives to groom new local talents.

The PTS Originals, launched earlier this year, bears a special theme about the social issues of how young people face poverty.

Produced under this new banner, the feature debut of Taiwanese director Tseng Ying Ting follows a young couple from 2000 over the course of 16 years during which they witness not only four Taiwan presidents come and go, but also the impact of the political instability and economic downturn on Taiwan’s society. …

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