It is 1962 and Taiwan is going through the White Terror period. A sense of desolation and tension permeate Taiwan's society, in fear because of political repression. This is the backdrop for John Hsu Han-chiang's award-winning Detention.
Fang (Gingle Wang Ching), a student at Tsuihua Senior High School, falls in love with Mr. Zhang (Fu Meng-po), a counselling teacher. When Zhang vanishes into thin air, Fang and his friends start looking for the disappeared teacher but are forced to face the terrifying truth.
Adapted from the side-scroller video game of the same name, this high-school horror film interweaves romance and fantasy to create a powerful, contemporary relevant and thought provoking story.
This screening is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.