Film: Father



“What if the greatest adversary in your life is your own father...”

Taiwanese glove puppeteer, Chen Hsi-huang, is the eldest son of Li Tien-lu, the legendary Taiwanese glove puppet master. But Chen’s relationship with his father had always been strained, for he has his mother’s surname, as the result of his father marrying into a clan higher in the social ladder. At the age of 79, Chen set up his own puppet troupe, which soon earned recognition all over the world. Nevertheless, Chen finds no one to pass on his great skills, as glove puppetry becomes an obsolete antique art.

Length: 100 min
[Filmmaker in attendance for Q&A.]
Genre: Documentary
Director: Yang, Li-chou
Producer: Hou, Hsiao-hsien
Awards: 2017 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Language: English subtitles

Father on TWFF2018 Website

Text source and photocredit:  Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival

Fri, Jun 22, 2018 / 18:30 -

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