The Central News Agency recently reported that the Taiwanese Documentary “Father” (紅盒子),” directed by Yang Li-chou (楊力州), which tells the story of the father-and-son relationship of puppet master Li Tien-lu (李天祿) , won the best feature film at the 11th Chinese Documentary Festival in Hong Kong.
Chen Hsi-huang is the eldest son of Li Tien-lu, the renowned Taiwanese glove puppeteer, but his relationship with his father had always been strained. At the age of 79, Chen set up his own troupe, which soon earned recognition all over the world. Nevertheless, Chen finds no one to pass on his great skills…
You’ll be amazed by the details and dexterity with which the master moves and controls the hands gestures of the puppets. A wonderful insight in this endangered world of Puppet theater.
Hand puppet is a type of opera using cloth puppets that originated during the 17th century in Quanzhou or Zhangzhou of China’s Fujian province. It had since established itself contemporarily as a popular art form in Taiwan.
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