After his father's death, 10-year-old Xiang is sent to live with his mother and a stepfather he barely knows. However, a lurking threat of unspoken violence surrounds him in his new home. Scorned and resented at home and lost in the world at large, Xiang turns to portraiture as a way of understandin...(Read more)
After his father's death, 10-year-old Xiang is sent to live with his mother and a stepfather he barely knows. However, a lurking threat of unspoken violence surrounds him in his new home. Scorned and resented at home and lost in the world at large, Xiang turns to portraiture as a way of understanding the life unfurling around him. One night, Xiang dreams of his elder brother who went missing, his subconscious gradually bringing to light a startling secret revealed in his drawings. A sterling follow-up to his debut, Parking, CHUNG Mong-Hong crafts a visually striking portrait of Taiwanese life, as well as a delicate hymn to the bonds of family and society.
DVD source：Taiwan Cinema Toolkit, Ministry of Culture, R.O.C.
|Theme：||Youth、Society、2020 Program: A Transition from Taiwan New Cinema: Beyond Realism|
|Actors：||BI Xiao-Hai, HAO Lei|
|Screenplay：||CHUNG Mong-Hong, Steven TU|
|Excluded for public screenings：||Licensed to all regions except: Taiwan, China (not including Hong Kong, Macau)|
The film is for non-profit screening only.
2010 Locarno Film Festival, Official Competition
2010 Busan International Film Festival
2010 Tokyo International Film Festival
2010 Golden Horse Awards, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Outstanding Taiwanese Film of the Year, FIPRESCI Prize
2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, nominated for Best Children's Feature Film