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A Time in Quchi

Shu Jia Zuo Ye

Taiwan | 2013 | 109 minutes | Chang Tso-Chi

A group of sassy, sweet kids both befriend and torment Bao as he spends the bucolic summer with his grandfather in the countryside outside Taipei, while his parents work out the terms of their divorce.

May 18, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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Actor Liang-Yu Yang scheduled to attend

May 19, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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Actor Liang-Yu Yang scheduled to attend

May 20, 2014
Lincoln Square Cinemas  
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Reigning in the harshness of his previous dramas of gangs and familial strife but maintaining his razor-sharp focus on verisimilitude, Taiwanese writer-director Chang Tso-Chi (The Best of TimesSoul of a Demon) has fashioned a sweet, subtle ode to the anxieties of childhood. 10-year-old city boy Bao has been sent to Quchi, a riverside town outside of Taipei, for the length of the summer, allowing his parents time to work out the terms of their divorce. Now stuck in a rural home without cable TV, Bao hides behind his tablet, mostly ignoring his eccentric, recently widowed grandfather. But as the summer progresses, Bao slowly comes out of his shell, thanks especially to his relationship with elementary school peer Ming-chuan, an orphan, and his crush on comely female student Bear. But life has a way of throwing curveballs at us when we least expect them, and when disasters both natural and personal occur, Bao must navigate his journey into adulthood. Mixing tender human truths and sly humor with dazzling vistas of the Taiwanese countryside, A Time in Quchi is a quietly affecting coming-of-age narrative, a film as poetic and often unnerving as growing up.

Director Biography

Born in Chiayi, Taiwan in 1961, Tso-chi Chang studied film and drama at the Chinese Culture University. In 1993 he founded his own production company, Chang Tso-chi Film Studio and in 1994, he directed his first feature, Midnight Revenge. In 2010 his film When Love Comes was awarded the Best Film Prize at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival.

Sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan), Delta Air Lines

Director: Chang Tso-Chi
Principal Cast: Liang-Yu Yang, Yun-Loong Kuan, Ya-Ruo Lin, Yung-Heng Yen, Shaoyi Jiang
Country: Taiwan
Year: 2013
Running Time: 109 minutes
Producer: Kao Wen-Hong
Screenplay: Chang Tso-Chi
Cinematographers: Yuan Ching-kuo, Jacky Chen, Shu Chih-chun
Editors: Chang Tso-Chi
Music: Wu Rui-ran
Filmography: 10+10 (2011); When Love Comes (2010); How Are You, Dad (2009); Soul of a Demon (2008); The Best of Times (2001); Darkness and Light (1999); Ah-Chung (1996); Midnight Revenge (1994)
Language: Taiwanese, Mandarin
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: DCP
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