Pre-sale tickets for the 2020 Taipei Film Festival, which runs from June 6 to July 11, were sold out within an hour, including the opening film, “The Silent Forest,” and the closing one, “Days.” The speed and scope of ticket selling, which started at 1 p.m. on Sunday and included 19 showings, surpassed last year’s pre-sale results.
Tickets for the opening and closing films were sold out within 20 minutes. Other tickets took half an hour to be sold out, including “A Choo,” “Get the Hell Out,” “WeirDo,” “Your Name Engraved Herein” and “Dear Tenant.”
“The Silence Forest” was the first film to be sold out at the Taipei Film Festival. After hearing the good news, the film director Ko Chen-nian said: “Thank you for your support, and I hope that after watching the movie, you will not label or overinterpret the film.”
She added that “Just enjoy the shock that the movie brings because, in the world of silence, everything can only be felt with the heart.”
“The Silence Forest” is a thriller that unfolds on a quiet campus filled with an eerie atmosphere. Students, who play a secret game along the way, are at the center of the plot that invites viewers to solve the mystery.