Cho loses her husband, Ying, during a massive typhoon that leaves their village in ruins. She also faces the prospect of losing the family business as the Boar Hot Spring has been buried by a landslide. As her fellow villagers desperately try to sell off their land and move out, they each receive in...(Read more)
Cho loses her husband, Ying, during a massive typhoon that leaves their village in ruins. She also faces the prospect of losing the family business as the Boar Hot Spring has been buried by a landslide. As her fellow villagers desperately try to sell off their land and move out, they each receive invitation cards from the deceased Ying. Is Ying really dead? What secrets is he hiding? Can they find another path and re-establish links with the buried hot spring, the lifeblood of the village? Together, Cho and Fen try to find the answer to Ying’s secret on a journey that helps them bid goodbye to the past and find a new direction in life.
The movie uses black-and-white and color video recordings to mix deep grief over the reality of the present with a reminder of the beauty of the past. It depicts the feelings Taiwanese people hold for the land and their tenacity and power to move forward after catastrophe.
DVD source：Taiwan Cinema Toolkit, Ministry of Culture, R.O.C.
|Producer：||WU Nien-jen, LIAO Qing-song|
|Actors：||TSAI Chen-nan, LU Yi-ching, Akio CHEN|
|Editor：||Hsiao-Tung CHEN, ZHENG Ze-wen|
|Excluded for public screenings：||Licensed to all regions except: Taiwan, China (not including Hong Kong, Macau)|
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