Unable to remember the combination to her apartment’s lock, dementia sufferer Hsia decides to go to her old neighbor, CHUANG, in the community she used to live in. CHUANG is the only remaining resident fighting against an urban renewal plan that will demolish the community. He has been taking care o...(Read more)
Unable to remember the combination to her apartment’s lock, dementia sufferer Hsia decides to go to her old neighbor, CHUANG, in the community she used to live in. CHUANG is the only remaining resident fighting against an urban renewal plan that will demolish the community. He has been taking care of Hsia and her daughter since Hsia’s husband died, while Hsia is now trapped in her 30 year-old memories like the clock that has stopped on her old bedroom wall….
Taiwan Catholic Foundation of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia invited four directors, CHIANG Hsiu-Chiung, Singing CHEN, HO Wi Ding and SHEN Ko-Shang, to each contribute a short film about dementia for a feature film, When Yesterday Comes (2011). CHEN juxtaposes an elderly woman’s waning memories with the demolition of old communities to explore a city gradually losing its memory. Taipei’s urban renewal plans leveled many old communities, and relocation stripped the residents of their way of life and community spirit. Against the unrelenting wave of urbanization, how can people live in a place without memories?
|Actors：||TAN Ai-Chen, KU Pao-Ming, KE Huan-Ru, TU Jun-Jie|
|Screenplay：||Singing CHEN, LOU Yi-An|
|Music：||LO Song Ce, LEE Shih-Yang|
|Excluded for public screenings：||China excluding Hong Kong and Macau|
|Royalty period：||June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2023|
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2012 Kaohsiung Film Festival – Outstanding Selection in International Short Film Competition for “The Clock”
2012 Mannheim – Heidelberg International Film Festival - Special Mention for When Yesterday Comes