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Spectrum of Nostalgia (Chen Yi-chu, Taiwan 2017)

 Spectrum of Nostalgia is an experimental and autobiographical short-film of Taiwanese female director Chen Yi-chu (or -zu) with a running time of 24 minutes. Chen's approach is - by using old VHS-Tapes of her childhood - artistical: shecuts the tapes into small fragments of her past that seem to narrate a story which describe a problematic time in her youth. Rearranged, and softened by her own voice as a narrator, she comments on the developments from being the center of attention of the family to a horrible scenario in which her father loses his job and falls into depression. 
She never accuses anyone or anything, but describes - formally aswell by arranging the cinematic snippets - the destructive energy that disrupts her family ties. She, too, poses the question what 'reality' is, and how it may be unconsciously translated into something different by our own memories. Chen Yi-chun basically asks, what is true and what is false, even if it is something that we, ourselves…