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“A cosmos opens before us, one which manages to be of universal cultural significance and extremely intimate at the same time.”

Berlinale

DATE: 11 Mar 2018

TIME: 3:00 p

LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas

UNCLASSIFIED  15+

Original Title Ri Chang Dui Hua

Year  2016

Country  Taiwan

Language Taiwanese with English Subtitles

Director  Huang Hui-chen

Genre  Documentary
 

Run Time  88min

A family story of a very special kind, produced by Hou Hsiao-hsien. 

Awards & Screenings

Teddy Award, Best Documentary (Berlinale) 2017, Nominated Golden Horse Award - Best Documentary & Best Editing (Golden Horse Film Festival) 2017, Frameline 2017
 

Source  Independent

SYNOPSIS

Anu is a tomboy. Married off at a young age—as was customary in Taiwan in the 1970s—and had two children, Anu soon divorced her violent husband and raised her daughters alone. Since then her only romantic relationships have been with women whom, like her, earn a living as professional mourners at funerals.

It’s considered taboo in Taiwanese culture to question a mother’s love, but that’s exactly the topic of her daughter, Hui-chen Huang’s intimate portrait. Mother and daughter setoff on a journey together into the past, during which Hui-chen confronts Anu with questions that have tormented Hui-chen for many years.