The birth of a new short film
Apartment 5½ (Chinese: 5½ 公寓)
"The love of the house extends even to the crows perching on the roof"
this is a Chinese idiom that to most people, even those that speak the language, is easy
to imagine but hard to understand.
In Chinese the Character "屋(house)" sounds the same as "烏(crow)", both of the Characters are pronounced as "Wu", but have a discrepant difference. In common sense, Most of use prefer "屋 "over" 烏", since a crow in Chinese culture represents bad luck. Therefore when say "The love of the house extends even to the crows perching on the roof", it is a symbol of unconditional Love.
a little anecdote to share about the film is that part of it is actually shot in a " 5½ condo" , which where in Taiwan the residents of the top level floor usually construct an additional layer of floor on the rooftop,and it usually has a tin roof, speaking of tin roof one naturally thinks of "cats", yep we had a lot all around the sets, there are 3 in the sets of apartment 5½ .One of them died during post production (no, not because of endless re-editings)
We are also honored to share some of the artworks by Taiwanese arts in the Film including Artist Te-ping Lin and Artist Chen Li-Juan (Represented by Black Forrest Art Center) to international audiences .
We would love to hear from you if you are interested in seeing the short film.
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