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PROGRAM

Long Time No Sea

  • Taiwan
  • 2018
  • 97min
  • color
  • Fiction
  • ALL
  • Korean Premiere

Living with his grandma on Orchid Island, Ma Na Wei misses his father who went to Taiwan for a job. One day, at the elementary school he goes to, a new teacher comes to start his new post. He sees, however, that the small island is an uncomfortable place to stay. Furthermore, as the relationship with his girlfriend gets worse, he wants to get back to his life in Taiwan and decides to have his students participate in the aboriginal dance competition as a way to grab a chance to go back to his former life. This film tells the story of people who experience relationship dissolution with their families or society by portraying a boy and his teacher as they share compassion and communicate with their emotions through a compassionate directing style. The eyes of Ma Na Wei, whose tears have dried, reminds us of the absence of his parents which can never be filled with anything else. (HAN Song-yi)

 

[Screening Information]

-UMFF On Air (Online Screening) / 10.23 ~ 10.27 (5 days) / Korean Open (limited for Korea region)

* Every film is only available from 00:00(KST) on its start date to 23:59(KST) on its end date. 

Director

  • Heather TSUI

    Chinese major of Fu Jen Catholic University. Bearing a wealth of experience in choreographing and directing, and having over 10 years of seniority in TV productions. She released the screening of The Life Coach, and created over 200 documentaries. Her script for Long Time No Sea earned the GIO Excellent Screenplay Award in 2011, and the Domestic Feature Film Assistance Grant in 2014.​

Credit

  • ProducerCHEN Pao Ying Gene YAO SU Gwo Shing
  • Cast HUANG Shang-he, ZHONG Jia-jun, LI Feng-ying, ZHANG Ling
  • Cinematography LIAO Jing Yao
  • Editor YOU Zhi Han, Heather TSUI
  • Music LEE Cin Cin
  • Sound AACROSS STUDIO LTD.
  • Script Heather TSUI

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