IWeirDo, a pandemic-relevant Taiwanese rom-com shot entirely on an iPhone XS about germaphobic characters, is set for a world premiere at the Far East Film Festival.
The film, Liao Ming-Yi’s debut feature, tells the story of a boy who obsessively and compulsively washes his hands and a germaphobic girl. Both are outcasts but meet and become soulmates.
The movie’s world premiere will be online on MyMovies. FEFF, which takes place in the Italian city of Udine, is moving online this year as the country continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The 22nd edition of the festival, an influential specialty event that brings popular and art house Asian cinema to Europe, was originally slated to run April 24-May 2. In February, as Italy became a COVID-19 hotspot, FEFF’s organizers postponed the event to June 26-July 4. The latest move will see FEFF keep its rearranged dates but with all the festival’s activities online.