Taiwan | 2018 | 100 minutes | Family dramedy | Mandarin (English subtitles)
Director: Mag Hsu, Hsu Chih-yen | Cast: Roy Chiue, Hsieh Ying-Xuan, Spark Chen
Inspired by real life characters, this entertaining dramedy is a triumphant promotion for Taiwan’s progressive march towards equality in marriage rights. After professor Zheng Yuan’s death, his wife San-lian is incensed when she finds out that his insurance beneficiary is his male lover Jay. Things get even messier when her teenage son moves into Jay’s home.
Award-winning TV writer Mag Hsu’s script ties together flawed yet sympathetic characters in an intriguing knot of poignant secrets and unpredictable emotions. Co-director Chih-Yen Hsu enhances the story with cute animated sequences and cool music that show Taipei in a hip, wacky light. The film was shown at Taipei Film Festival, winning Best Narrative Feature, Audience, and Best Performer awards.
Text source and photocredit: Cinemasia Film Festival