Towards the Sun (2016)

  • Short, Drama
  • 30min

The story focuses on two outcasts whose lives intertwine as they journey along the Pacific coast of Taiwan. Jia-Ming, a fruit farmer whose property is confiscated by the authority, meets a Vietnamese woman, A-Anh whose residence permit is about to expire after the divorce. Moved by her story, Jia-Ming offers her a ride to the airport but things take an unexpected turn.

迎向邊疆公路

這是一段發生在24小時內的小人物溫暖故事:台東果農加明,家被政府法拍,淪為無殼蝸牛,迫不得已下把家當全搬上生財貨車,展開漂泊人生。路上偶遇笑容靦腆的越南女子阿英,阿英失婚後居留期滿,持著一張機票準備返鄉。加明好心想送阿英去搭機,沒想到她竟有驚人之舉。一個啟程離家,一個即將返家,身份不同的兩人一同悵然踏上充滿意外的公路旅程。

本片將公路電影類型融合台灣社會議題,聚焦在生命受挫又未來渺茫的小人物身上,卻不流於悲情。在不斷產生的衝突事件中,翻玩人心善與惡的界線,精彩詮釋角色間的微妙互動,及相互取暖的溫潤情誼。小貨車從台東鹿野鄉鎮小徑一路向北奔馳,沿途風景不斷改變,經過了東部沿岸公路的迷人風光後,遠方都市的璀璨燈火映入眼簾。在小人物安靜地凝視下,似乎反照著一種模糊不清的希望。(資料出處:臺灣國家電影中心工具箱)

Director

WANG Yi-Ling

Producer

HONG Wei-Zhe

Screenplay

WANG Yi-Ling

Cinematography

CHEN Ko-Chin

Languages

Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien

Subtitles

English

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