Director: Chang Jung-chi
"Music, dance and a gentle dash of romance are the crowdpleasing ingredients of Touch of the Light." – Variety
In the heart of modern Taiwan, two young artists find themselves cast adrift. Huang, a blind pianist, struggles to adapt in the prestigious arts college he has been accepted to, while Jie's dreams of becoming a dancer threaten to slip away under the weight of her mother's debts. Thrown together by circumstance, they will find in each other a strength neither knew they possessed.
Lushly shot and acted with a rare, quiet warmth, Touch of the Light is based on the life of the real Huang Yu-siang (playing himself). Director Chang Jung-chi's debut feature, presented by Wong Kar-wai, is a gentle, exuberant tale of unlikely friendship and the power of positive thinking.
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MIFF recommends age 10+
All films featured as part of the Next Gen program are approved for screening by the Office of Film and Literature Classification. No person under the age of 15 years shall be admitted to Next Gen screenings unless in the company of an adult guardian.
D Chang Jung-chi P Jacky Pang Yee-wah, Hong Tat Cheung S Li Nien-Hsiu WS Fortissimo Films L Mandarin w/English subtitles TD DCP/2012