华夏风情画 CHINESE PANORAMA
- 台湾 . 张作骥
- Taiwan . Tso Chi CHANG
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Taiwan | 2019 | Narrative Feature | 116 mins
Language:华语、福建话 Mandarin, Hokkien
Subtitles: 英文字幕 English subtitles
Director: 张作骥 CHANG Tso-chi
CHANG Tso-chi, known for his unique take on magic realism and human-interest stories, his works often premiere at major film festivals. His The Best of Times (2002) competed for Golden Lion in Venice, his Soul of a Demon (2008) and Thanatos, Drunk (2015) premiered in Berlinale and When Love Comes won the 2010 Golden Horse Awards Best Feature Film.
The 22nd Taipei Film Festival: Best Supporting Actor
The 56th Golden Horse Awards: 4 Nominations
The 49th International Film Festival Rotterdam: Nominated for VPRO Big Screen Award
There are many problems in the Zhang family, but one eventful summer changes many things. Zhang Junxiong is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and his condition weighs heavily on his wife Wang Feng and the rest of the family. Feng has mixed feelings about Jun-Xiong’s memory loss, in hope that he might forget his lover in the army. Meanwhile, their daughter, Xiao Meng, is released on parole from a long prison term and struggles to reconnect with her illegitimate son, Ah Chuan, and her loose-cannon ex-boyfriend, Ah Wen. When Cheng-An who served in the army with Jun-Xiong, visits the family, it makes Feng suspicious of whether Jun-Xiong really forgets about the past romance. Feng doesn’t want this past secret discovered by his daughter and grandson, but she also cannot relieve the pain from this forbidden secret.