World Premiere

Ghost of the Dark Path (You An Siao Jing De Guei)

Directed by Fish Wang

Taiwan 2023 20 mins OV Mandarin Subtitles : English
Genre AnimationFantasy

Secret policeman Agent Seven, tasked with surveilling underground reformist agitators, falls in love with their outspoken leader. Following a mass arrest, he barges in on her brutal assault by his colleague. He kills the malefactor and she escapes. Agent Seven follows a trail of her blood down a secluded forest path and loses his way, bringing him to a mysterious village of damned souls. A disturbing fever dream recalling the dark days of Taiwan’s White Terror period, from animator Fish Wang (GOLDFISH, Fantasia 2019). – Rupert Bottenberg