Directed by Chung Mong-hong
Taiwan / 155 mins / NC16 – Some Violence and Coarse Language
A Taiwanese middle-class nuclear family forms the central unit in A Sun. As the younger son lands himself in juvenile detention, the older son struggles with existence. Father-son relationships are explored in depth, and trouble is a constant in the film be it financial, gang-related or moral. Tensions on-screen are captured precisely, often vibrating off the screen as well.
Award-winning director and cinematographer Chung Mong-hong is meticulous in developing his characters, and the film offers audiences a gripping ride with each member of the family. Through strong leads, the audience forms a bond with the characters.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Chung Mong-hong has long been making waves at film festivals and competitions. His feature film The Fourth Portrait (2010) clinched Best Director at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2010. In 2017, Great Buddha+, which he produced, swept many awards internationally including the Grand Prize at the Taipei Film Awards that year.
CAST & INFORMATION
Yeh Jufeng, Tseng Shao-Chien
Wu Chien-Ho, Chen Yi-Wen, Samantha Ko
Chang Yao-Sheng, Chung Mong-Hong
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