Interview and writing: Lin Zheyi, Huang Tingru, Xu Hanwen Photography: Xu Hanwen Director Su Mingyan's personal profile barely says, "I majored in journalism in college, and I lost trust in the world constructed by news. Instead, I thought that dreamlike movies were closer to reality." Listen, Darling", "Fu Liu" and this year's "Broca District", which was shortlisted for the 2022 Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (TIDF) Taiwan Competition, all try to approach a certain kind of reality in an unusual realistic style. "Broca's area" is the brain tissue responsible for human language, and once damaged, it will produce expressive aphasia.
Through the eyes of the aphasic silicone doll, "Broca District" gazes at the emotional flow between people and the city, and explores the changes between photo retouching service contemporary body, eroticism and space step by step. In this interview, Su Mingyan was invited to share the motivation for the theme of the Silicone Doll Hotel, and also talked about the creative ideas of filming, editing and narration, how to not cut into the topic, but to look back at the "consciousness" itself, breaking the broken memory one by one.
Click the collage back. Q: What was the motivation for the creation of this film? Why was the film titled "The Broca District"? What I originally wanted to shoot was actually the Yuli Mental Sanatorium in Hualien, and I went there several times on and off to chat with the social worker and the attending physician, but then I couldn’t get in touch without knowing why. When I was thinking about what to do, I suddenly saw The topic of silicone dolls. For me, it's not about which character to shoot, I don't want to focus on "silicon doll" or "sickness", but more curious about "consc