(2017, Taiwan)

House of Puppets     House of Puppets    


Director: Li-Chou Yang
Duration: 99 minutes
Language: Mandarin and Taiwanese Hokkien
Subtitles: Chinese and English
Category: Group A (Suitable for all ages)
No. of Participants: 30

Hsi-huang Chen is the eldest son of the puppet master Li Tian-lu. In 2009, at the age of 79, Master Chen left the Li family and set up his own troupe, which soon earned recognition all over the world. Nevertheless, this traditional art declined rapidly and Chen found no one to pass on his great skills…

Over the ten-year shoot, Father, which is not only recorded the inheritance mission of the eighty-year-old elders Hsi-huang Chen, shows the master’s intelligent skills to give the puppet life on the big screen, trying to inject the unique charm of the traditional puppet show so as to bring it back to ordinary people. Father says goodbye to it in the most glorious way.

*Audio description (Cantonese), accessible captions and sign language interpretation are provided. Should you request these services, please contact one of the staff members at screening venue.



Lam Teng Teng
Macao puppet artist and Artistic Director of Rolling Puppet Alternative Theatre