A-Ming, a homeless old man, has forgotten where he came from. When he finds a camcorder at a recycling depot, he becomes captivated by its tape of a happy family and tells everyone that the family in the video is his. Whippersnapper, a former prize-winning writer, now lives on the street and spends ...(Read more)
A-Ming, a homeless old man, has forgotten where he came from. When he finds a camcorder at a recycling depot, he becomes captivated by its tape of a happy family and tells everyone that the family in the video is his. Whippersnapper, a former prize-winning writer, now lives on the street and spends his days sleeping and dreaming, slowly losing his grip on reality. Journalist Wen-Ping is the only one who still remembers his glorious past and tries hard to bring him back to reality. Meanwhile, after interviewing A-Ming, she believes his story, and broadcasts the video during coverage of the homeless.
Bundled is Singing CHEN’s directorial debut. Shot in a surreal style, it focuses on a group of marginalized wanderers with no identities, who inhabit the city’s dark corners. The only way they give meanings to their lives is through dreaming. CHEN has characters talk in dreams or debate with each other to reflect the dialectics of reality and fantasy and explore the imaginarium of the homeless. CHEN also infuses the film with various musical elements and has the characters convey their sense of loss and desire for belonging through singing.
The film is not included in TCT's 2018 DVD collection. Please contact Taiwan Cinema Toolkit to learn how to apply for the DVD or other high-res formats.
|Theme：||The City、Society、2020 Program: A Transition from Taiwan New Cinema: Beyond Realism|
|Actors：||Yen Mu-tsuen, Chen Li-te, Zhang Yui-wei, Lin Zhong-ying|
|Music：||Singing CHEN, ZHANG Yui-wei|
|Excluded for public screenings：||China excluding Hong Kong and Macau|
|Royalty period：||June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2023|
The film is for non-profit screening only.
Regarding the conditions for screening, please contact Taiwan Cinema Toolkit: firstname.lastname@example.org
For commercial licensing, please contact The Walkers Films: email@example.com
2001 Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent
2001 Fribourg International Film Festival - Prix Special, Oecumenical Award
2001 Taipei Film Festival - Best Feature Film, Best New Director