"Stories from the past hide in the future. Or maybe the future actually lies within the past. Taiwanese director Hsiao Ya-chuan sketches a circle of evolution and development, with Van Pao-te as the central character. On his 60th birthday, Van is told that he is seriously ill. But instead of going to Taipei for treatment, his illness leads him to Japan. Together with his son, he goes in search of the father who abandoned him 50 years ago. At the same time, a young man with a mysterious connection to Van's past is travelling from Hong Kong to Taiwan." (IFFR)
Creditsdirector: Hsiao Ya-chuan
composer: Summer Lei, Chris Hou
producer: Hou Hsiao-hsien, Hsiao Jui-Lan
screenplay: Hsiao Ya-chuan
Editor: Tung Yi-Ju
Cinematography: Lin Tse-chung
production company: Bit Production
More infodialogue: Mandarin
subtitles: Eng subt.
HSIAO YA-CHUAN: Mirror Image (2001), Taipei Exchanges (2010), 10+10 (2011), Father to Son (2018).