Chiu Fusheng

2024|90 Minutes

Chiu Fu-sheng is the producer of the films "A City of Sadness", "Raise the Red Lantern", "The Puppetmaster", and "To Live". He is a key promoter of Chinese-language films onto the world stage, and a savvy media tycoon – he founded the Taiwanese media groups TVBS and ERA Television. Traveling and working between the Mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, he helped China’s TV Channel CCTV Internaional (CCTV-4) to launch in Taiwan for the first time, and single-handedly organized the Forbidden City Performance by the Three Tenors to promote Beijing's bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games. He also launched Lo Ta-yu’s first album "Zhi Hu Zhe Ye" as producer. Chiu’s life and works pass through tumultuous times: the Vietnam War, Taiwan’s Chiang Ching-kuo era, Mainland China's reform and opening up, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Handover of Hong Kong, the Beijing Olympics, and the age of the Internet. His personal history highly coincides with these historical transitions, and each of his ventures has a strong imprint of the times. A larger process of rapid transformation is reflected in his work - from a rigid and conservative cultural environment to an increasingly open world of diverging narratives. The most representative works to show this trend can be found in the emotionally powerful media of music and films. Chiu, who studied music, relies on his talent and strong business acumen to survive the dramatic changes of the times. This film will show the tycoon's character traits, his feelings for his family and country, business strategies, and his political ambitions that sometimes grow or shrink in the changing times.

  • Liu Yi

  • Rémi Chen Xinda

  • Darko Sintic

    Jacky Yip

  • Laren Polic Zdravic