Directed by Chen-Wen Lo
A teenage girl whose vision is fading for an unknown cause, struggles to learn Braille. Her strange behaviors of trying to “see” things through her sense of touch upsets her mother, who also struggles to cope with her daughter’s sudden loss of sight. One night, the girl leaves home and goes on a solo journey to gather the textures of different types of light in her hometown of Taipei, not only to remember the visual world before she goes completely blind, but also to share her new way of “seeing” with her mother.
Born and raised in the cityscape of Taipei, Chen-Wen Lo is a young writer-director-producer seeking to unveil the poetics of living through visual storytelling. Before receiving a MA in Cinema Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Chen-Wen studied Taoist philosophy, English literature, and poetry writing. Her directorial debut, 42 MINUTES (short), received an nomination from the Taiwan Women Make Waves Film Festival. She is currently studying directing at AFI Conservatory.
Producers: Feng-i Fiona Roan, Chen-Wen Lo
Director: Chen-Wen Lo
Writer: Chen-Wen Lo
Cinematographer: Jinwei Zeng
Production Designer: Hui Chen
Composer: Fabian Almazan
Editor: Lilian Mehrel
Cast: Peijia Huang, Yi-Ching Lu
Shorts Programs / 87 minsWhat do you select to build your memories? Is it the color of your childhood home? Is it the scent of your favorite dish? Is it the bassline of a song? Explore the process of memory with these films, and learn how stories build with glimpses of the past. — Eseel Borlasa