The film begins in 1950s Tainan. A 17-year-old high school girl, TIAN Meng-Shu, falls in love with a Japanese-educated physician, TIAN Chao-Ming, who is 16 years her senior. The young woman’s wealthy, reputable family does not approve of the town doctor, so she elopes with her lover and never return...(Read more)
The film begins in 1950s Tainan. A 17-year-old high school girl, TIAN Meng-Shu, falls in love with a Japanese-educated physician, TIAN Chao-Ming, who is 16 years her senior. The young woman’s wealthy, reputable family does not approve of the town doctor, so she elopes with her lover and never returns home. Little did the fearless young lady know that their lives over the next 60 years would closely follow the thread of Taiwan’s post-World War II political history. United as one, the couple bravely face insurmountable obstacles to fight for Taiwan’s democratic and human rights movements under Martial Law. With interviews and animated sequences, the film sheds light on political persecutions such as the 228 Incident and the Formosa Incident as part of the characters’ real-life struggles, vividly portraying the couple’s passion, strength and sacrifice in helping to shape Taiwan’s society.
DVD source：Taiwan Cinema Toolkit, Ministry of Culture, R.O.C.
|Director：||JUANG Yi-Tzeng YEN Lan-Chuan|
|Language：||Mandarin, Taiwanese, Japanese|
|Producer：||JUANG Yi-Tzeng, YEH Ju-Feng|
|JUANG Yi-Tzeng, YEN Lan-Chuan|
|Editor：||LIAO Ching-Song, YEN Lan-Chuan|
|Music：||YANG Mian-Yin, SHEN Huai-Yi|
|Excluded for public screenings：||Licensed to all regions except: Taiwan, China (not including Hong Kong, Macau)|
This license for non-profit screenings has expired in 2017.
2010 Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Grand Prize of Taiwan Award
2010 Taipei Film Awards, nominated for Best Documentary
2010 Women Make Waves Film Festival, Closing Film
2011 Tokyo International Women's Film Festival
2012 Golden Horse Awards, nominated for Best Documentary