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Together

Director Hsu Chao-Jen scheduled to attend | June 3 & June 4

In this Amelie-esque romantic drama from Taiwan, 17-year-old high schooler Xiao Yang clandestinely attempts to cure his family and friends of their romantic and professional woes.

Schedule
June 3, 2013
Monday
8:30 PM Kirkland Performance Center Date has passed
June 4, 2013
Tuesday
3:30 PM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed

The hidden threads that bond even strangers into one community are explored in this delicate, life-affirming drama. Together's ensemble is built around 17-year-old Xiao yang (Shao-yang Huang), who sees how those around him are wrecked by heartache even as they maintain a false front of contentedness. Both of his parents spend most of their time at their separate workplaces; not out of work ethic, but because each has developed feelings for another and would rather dwell on their new love than sit around with their old spouse. Xiao yang's sister has made a string of bad relationships, and her latest seems no improvement. Even his schoolmates bicker and deceive one another as relationships sour or wither on the vine. Determined to cure everyone of their misery, Xiao yang employs seemingly off-hand suggestions, covertly written love letters, and his imperturbable faith in love's miraculous qualities to bring happiness to these wounded lives and improve his own romantic options in the bargain.

Director Biography
Hsu Chao-Jen is a Taiwanese filmmaker who started working in the film industry in the late ‘80s as an assistant director to filmmakers such as Edward Yang and Chang Tso-Chi. In 2003, he directed the telefilm In the Air and made successful Taiwanese television series before making his feature directorial debut with Together.

Sponsored in part by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle, Delta Air Lines, The Safeway Foundation

Director: Hsu Chao-Jen
Principal Cast: Shao-Yang Huang, Lieh Lee, Sonia Sui, Kenny Bee, Umin Boya
Country: Taiwan
Year: 2012
Running Time: 114 minutes
Producer: Liu Ta-wu
Screenplay: Chuang Shih-hung, Hsu Chao-Jen
Cinematographers: Shao-yu Hsia
Editors: Tzu-shien Lin, Wen-lung Huang
Music: Blaire Ko
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: Mandarin, Taiwanese
Subtitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Serenity Entertainment International
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