Director: Arvin Chen
“A perky urban dramedy that makes one smile from ear to ear.” - Hollywood Reporter
Filmmaker Arvin Chen combines a colourful visual aesthetic and a hilarious ensemble of urban characters in this romantic comedy with a twist.
Kai serves dumplings by day and learns French by night in a bookstore in preparation for a trip to reunite with his girlfriend in Paris, but unexpectedly befriends the lovely Susie, a clerk in the bookshop where he studies. Embroiling Susie in a plan to fulfill his ambitions by way of a dodgy underworld deal, the pair share a high-paced adventure through the night markets and alleyways of Taipei.
Winner of the NETPAC Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010.
Mei dreams of the city, but her father needs her to work in their market food stall. A beautiful simple story about pursuing your dreams and what you're willing to sacrifice for love. Winner Silver B… More »
"Charming, hilarious, touching and unashamedly frank." - Twitch ... The elastic boundaries of family, identity and sexual fulfilment furnish the intertwined tales of Arvin Chen's (Au Revoir Taipei, M… More »