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Taiwanese titles “Maverick” and “Zinnia Flower” will be presented as the opening and closing events of next month’s Taipei Film Festival (June 26-July 12, 2015).

Directed by Cheng Wen-tang, “Maverick” is a police drama in which a new detective clashes with his older and more experienced partner. It stars Jian Man-shu, Gin Oy, Chris Wang and Chuang Kai-hsun. “’Maverick’ has a very well-developed plot, and the actors’ performances are fantastic. I hope audiences relive the thrill they enjoyed when they watched their first films,” said TFF programmer Kuo Ming-jung.

“Zinnia,” which stars Karena Lam, Stone, Nana Lee and Bryan Shu Hao Chang, starts with a car accident that robs the main characters of their partners, and follows the consequences of bereavement. The picture is directed by Tom Lin Shu-yu, one of Taiwan’s most reliable directors and who previously appeared at the TFF with “The Pain of Others,” “Winds of September” and “Starry Starry Night.”