Shot predominantly in black and white, multi-award-winning Hsin-Yao Huang’s delightful first feature is a tale of the poorest people of Taiwan illicitly peering into the colourful life of the rich, via the Mercedes dash-cam of the boss of Global, a factory which makes giant Buddha sculptures. Pickle works as a night security guard at the factory while during the day he plays in a band at funerals eking out a meager living. His best friend Belly Button works as a trash collector. They meet at night in the security room for late night snacks, chats and to watch TV, until one day the TV set breaks. Dark-humoured, witty and eccentric, this is bleak social satire.
Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard.
Screening as part of the East Asian Film Festival Ireland 2018. For full details of the festival, please visit www.ifi.ie/eaffi-2018.