Directed by Shih-Chieh Chiu
Screening of this film is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) and Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles.
This is the story of a teenager who discovers the strange and terrifying reality behind fundamentalism. It highlights and describes the mental illness caused by the conservative church on the little boy, and illustrates how the boy makes his way out from his dire situation.
Director Shih-Chieh Chiu was born in Taipei, Taiwan. The style of his animations is varied: his works include the stop-motion TOMATO ADVENTURE and the 3D computer animation PSYPATH, among other creations produced via diverse techniques. Chiu has recently evolved in his style, from making animations for children, to creating stories regarding personal experiences and more mature subjects.
Director: Shih-Chieh Chiu
Animator: Ming-Chieh Chang
Supervisor: Shih-Kai Chung
Music & Sound: Hsiao-Chin Lin, Szu-Yu Lin
Cast: Guan-Yu Lin, Jung-Shan Liao, Cai-Rong Zhuang, Dan Lin, Bian-Fa Chen
Shorts Programs / 117 minsWe are resilient, stubborn, and reckless. We are sensitive, hesitant, and confused. We live in our own worlds but try to break into others’. As we come across each other in this bittersweet symphony called youth, we slowly stumble into the bewildering future together. - Lanca Li