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WINDS OF SEPTEMBER - THE TAIWAN CHAPTER

Taiwan, 2008 (MIFF 2008, Next Gen)

Director: Tom Shu-Yu Lin

WINDS OF SEPTEMBER - THE TAIWAN CHAPTER

Tragedy tears a close-knit group of high-school friends apart, forcing them to forge individual paths.

For the Taiwan chapter of the Winds of September trilogy, director Tom Shu-Yu Lin brings us a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Taiwan baseball game-fixing scandal of 1996 - an event that shocked the nation and decimated the Taiwanese leagues. As a gang of friends move towards the end of their final high-school year an accident tears their world apart. Confronted with a cruel reality, the boys need to grow up in time to face it. “In the end, how are the young supposed to face the future, who are they to look up to and why does innocence have to end?” - Tom Shu-Yu Lin

MIFF recommends: Age 15+ Strong Themes, coarse language, sexual references.

D Tom Shu-Yu Lin P Eric Tsang, Jufeng Yeh S Henry Tsai, Tom Shu-Yu Lin WS Sanling Chang L Mandarin, Chines w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008/107mins

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