The film surrounds two outcasts whose drifting paths cross by chance, taking them on a journey across Taiwan. In eastern Taiwan, fruit farmer Jia-Ming is forced to live in his truck after his home is foreclosed. On the road, he meets a young Vietnamese woman, A-Anh. Just divorced and with a resident...(Read more)
The film surrounds two outcasts whose drifting paths cross by chance, taking them on a journey across Taiwan. In eastern Taiwan, fruit farmer Jia-Ming is forced to live in his truck after his home is foreclosed. On the road, he meets a young Vietnamese woman, A-Anh. Just divorced and with a resident permit about to expire, A-Anh is going back to Vietnam. Out of kindness, Jia-Ming offers her a ride to the airport, but things take an unexpected turn.
A warm-hearted short that skillfully weaves Taiwan’s issues of deportation and scenic landscapes into a road movie. Despite its two frustrated loners seemingly having lost hope in the future, the story is not pessimistic. While conflicts rise one after another, and Jia-Ming and A-Anh are at times hostile to each other, they also find understanding and warmth. In the end, as they gaze at a city’s flickering lights, hope seems to exist in the distant illuminations.
Available Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and DCP
|Theme：||Society、2020 Program: Hitting the Road: Taiwanese Road Movies|
|Actors：||GAO Meng-Jie, Beam Phunthida, LIAO Chin-Liang, WU Hung-Siou|
|Excluded for public screenings：||Licensed to all regions except: Taiwan, China (not including Hong Kong and Macau)|
|Royalty period：||June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2023|
The film is for non-profit screening only.
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2017 Cannes Film Festival - CinéfondationStudent Short Film Competition
2016 Women Make Waves Film Festival - Special Jury Prize