Oscars: Taiwan Selects 'Small Talk' for Foreign-Language Category

'Small Talk' Still - Publicity - H 2017
Courtesy of Hui-Chen Huang

Hui-Chen Huang's intimate portrait of her mother won the best doc prize at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

Taiwan has selected Hui-Chen Huang’s documentary Small Talk as its official entry for the foreign-language category at the 90th Academy Awards. 

A Teddy Award winner for best doc at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, Small Talk is a personal exploration of Huang's relationship with her lesbian mother A-nu. The film delves into A-nu's past as a Taoist priestess, as well as detail her romantic relationships, friendships and her role as a mother that was often absent. 

Small Talk was also part of the official selection at Taipei's Golden Horse Film Festival. 

The Academy Awards will be held March 4, 2018.