Wales One World Film Festival presents Taiwan's Lost Commercial Cinema: The Bride Who Came Back From Hell
(Hsin Chi, Taiwan 1965, 117 mins, subtitled)
Made in 1965 and adapted from Victoria Holt’s novel, Mistress of Mellyn, this film embodies the Taiwanese-language film industry’s enthusiasm for exploring new stories, fresh elements, and foreign influences. The ‘who-done-it’ narrative combines family melodrama’s rifts, risks, and restoration of domestic order with the suspense, mystery, romantic entanglement, and supernatural elements of Gothic romance.
The film will be introduced by Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley (SOAS, University of London) and followed by a Q&A Ms. Teresa Huang, Director of Restoration, Taiwan Film Institute.