One Tree Three Lives


Film Information

Director: Angie Chen 陈安琪

Runtime: 96mins

Rating: PG


Hualing Nieh Engle calls herself a tree, with roots in China, the trunk in Taiwan, and the many leaves in Iowa, USA. Born and raised in wartime China, she left Wuhan in 1949 for peace in Taipei, and then left for love in 1964 to the United States. She is the author of 24 books of fiction and non-fiction, which have been translated into various languages. She also initiated the International Writing Program in Iowa, USA – a world-renowned platform for writers since 1967. The co-founder was her now deceased husband, the poet Paul Engle. One Tree Three Lives is also their love story, a novelist and poet who created a strong and visible love.


现年八十七岁的聂华苓生於中国武汉,1949年与家人逃到台湾,后因编辑【自由中国】受白色恐怖牵连,之后赴美与丈夫 Paul Engle创办影响力庞大的爱荷华大学「国际写作计画」。通过他们的「国际写作计划」,世界各地作家越过意识形态聚集一堂。1979年,大陆、台湾和香港的作家隔绝三十载,首次相见於爱荷华。



Win 2D/1N Rendezvous Hotel Singapore Weekend Club Staycation Package!*

The newly refurbished, art-inspired Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, located in the heart of Singapore’s Arts and Heritage District has kindly sponsored a 2D/1N Weekend Club Staycation Package for SCFF audiences!

*Applicable to Club Rooms/weekend bookings only. Terms and conditions apply.

To take part in this contest, simply purchase 8 or more tickets to any screenings at the Singapore Chinese Film Festival, and email your name, NRIC, contact number, proof of tickets purchase (with either a photo of the physical tickets OR a screen capture of the online booking), and tell us in one short sentence which are your favorite films or your most memorable experience at the festival. The more films you watch, the higher the chances of winning!

Contest duration: 31 March till 27 April. The lucky winner will be notified via SMS or email.







Date: 19 April 2014

Time: 8.00pm

Venue: Rendezvous Hotel, The Courtyard