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The Island That All Flow By

PG15

CHAN Ching-Lin

2016|Taiwan|DCP|Colour|97'

Schedule

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2017/07/09 16:00 SPOT HUASHAN Cinema A One YES Sold out

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Synopsis

In 2013, Taiwan bids goodbye to the toll booth system as it launches a new electrical device called eTag. With the new system, Chia-wen, a middle-aged divorcee working in a toll booth on the freeway, is about to be laid off. Her financial burden increases when her teenage son is charged with sexual assault. At this difficult time, Chia-wen meets Chih-hao, who promises to help in exchange for sex. Standing at a crossroads in her life, Chia-wen is uncertain which step to take next.

Director

CHAN Ching-lin was born in Taiwan in 1980. His works revolve around the poor and the underprivileged. [A Breath from the Bottom] won him Best Director at the 2013 Taipei Film Awards. In the same year, it was nominated for Best Short Film at the Golden Horse Awards and the Rotterdam. Set against the backdrop of the state-run freeways, his first feature-length film, [The Island That all Flow By], depicts how people struggle against the Capitalism in a capitalist's world.

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