The Magician of Taste

FILM INFO

Original Title

鹽个精靈

Year

2022

Film Status

Duration

4 min

THEME / GENRE

FANTASY / FOOD / HAKKA

Director

WANG Chih-chung

Producer

KUO Mei-fen, SHIH Yi-lun

Cast

Production Company

Hakka Public Communication Foundation, Leo Vision Communication Design

Festivals & Awards

2022 Pune Short Film Festival

Participation Goal

International Distribution
Festival Screening

Salt are fairies, which protected people in the early days…

Hakka people use “not having enough salt” to describe a physically weak person.

From the traditional Hakka perspective, salt is a source of energy and a symbol of Hakka culture. In the early days, Hakka people engaged in heavy labor; to quickly gain energy, they needed to eat more salt. As time passed, salt became a symbol of a person’s strength and courage in Hakka culture. With “magic” as the main theme, The Magician of Taste cleverly depicts the process of making preserved snacks such as pickled radish, pickled mustard greens and pickled pork to showcase Hakka pickling culture.

SALES CONTACT

Company

Hakka Public Communication Foundation

Contact

SHIH Yi-lun

Email

[email protected]

Tel

+886 3 287 3066 #128

Mobile

+886 937 877 517