The Last Verse
“Hopefully when the morning comes / We will be beautiful people again / With beautiful lives”
Ren-jie stands in front of the painting, sixteen years, the once naïve, passionate dreamer, is now a middle-aged man defeated by poverty and the cruelty of life. With sorrow and regret, he closes his eyes, and smiled.
This is a love story of a young couple that journeyed through 16 years of life, to find their hopes and dreams shattered by the challenges and inequality of society, and as the bubble pops, so ends the last verse of their tragic story.
Length: 101 min
Director: Ying Ting Tseng
Cast: Meng-Po Fu, Chen-Ling Wen, Qun Gao
Awards: 52th Golden Bell Awards – Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress, Busan International Film Festival – New Currents Awards Nomination
Language: English subtitles
Text source and photocredit: Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival