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Pubu (The Falls)

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Director:
Chung Mong-hong
Production:
3 NG Film (Tseng Shao-Chien, Arthur Chu, Tung Cheng-Yu)
Running Time:
129’
Language:
Chinese
Country:
Taipei* (*as per Institutional practices)
Main Cast:
Alyssa Chia, Gingle Wang, Chen Yi-Wen, Lee Lee-Zen
Screenplay:
Chung Mong-Hong, Chang Yao-Sheng
Cinematographer:
Chung Mong-Hong
Editor:
Lai Hsiu-Hsiung
Production Designer:
Chao Shih-Hao
Costume Designer:
Hsu Li-Wen
Music:
Lu Lu-Ming
Sound:
Tu Duu-Chih

Synopsis

When a classmate tests positive for Covid-19, high schooler Xiao Jing begins home quarantine. Her mother, Pin-Wen, is asked by her company to take a leave of absence. Confined together, the already thorny mother-daughter relationship becomes strained. After several strange episodes, Pin- Wen is hospitalised and diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. Only then does Xiao Jing realise her mother is truly ill. Facing sickness, unemployment, and family debts, a cloud of difficulties looms over their future. Mental illness causes the mother and daughter’s lives to swerve in unexpected directions, yet it also untangles threads that have long been twisted around their hearts. Pin-Wen discovers that when she falls, the only one who can catch her is her daughter.

Director’s Statement

2020 was an unforgettable year for all the people around the world. The threat of the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to wear masks. As a result, many persons changed their ways of lives and even tragically lost their loved ones. The social distancing measures also make people lose a sense of trust among each other. What this film dwells on is trust.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION: Shao-Chien Tseng, Arthur Chu, Cheng-Yu Tung - 3 NG Film
23 Alley 2 Lane 69 Sec 5 Mingsheng E Road
10581 – Taipei, Taipei* *(as per institutional practices)
Tel. +886 02-27668610
Mob. +886 0931039900
cream.film@msa.hinet.net


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