Director: Chang Tso Chi 张作骥
Cast: Kuan Yun Loong 管运龙, Yen Yung Heng 阎永恒, Yang Liang Yu 杨亮俞
Country: Taiwan 台湾
Awards: Nominated for Best New Actor – Yang Liangyu and Best Original Score, 50th Golden Horse Awards 第五十届金马奖最佳新演员提名 - 杨亮俞，最佳原创音乐提名
Bao is sent to the village of Quchi to accompany his widowed grandpa during the summer because his parents are getting divorced. Taking his summer holiday homework with him, Bao is transferred to the local village school. He finds out that he and a girl in the class share the same nickname, and he also befriends a boy called Mingchuan. The new found friendships brighten Bao’s life during this period of his parents’ separation, as he also reconnects with his grandpa.
A Time in Quchi is the final chapter of the director’s stories about family. After his father passed away, Chang Tso Chi wanted to make a film in his father’s familiar language, hence “How are you, Dad?” was born. The next movie, “When Love Comes” (Best Picture 47th Golden Horse Awards), is a story about mothers.
Director’s Statement “I want to see the whole adult world from modern children’s perspectives. It is a joyful and peaceful narrative, very different from my usual films. With the three films: father, mother, and children, I finally accomplish at this stage of my life what I want to express about people’s lives.”