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Long Time No Sea Unclassified 15+
只有大海知道

Director: Yung-Hui Tsui Country: Taiwan (2018)
Language: MandarinTaiwanese with English subtitles

Winner of the Grand Prize at the Taipei Film Awards, Heather Tsui’s charming debut film mixes music and drama to tell the uplifting tale of an Indigenous children’s troupe training for a national dance competition.

Based on the director Heather Tsui’s real-life experiences, this wonderful, family-friendly musical drama centres on Manawei (Chung Chia-chun, who won the prestigious Golden Horse Award for Best New Performer), a young boy from the Tao tribe on Taiwan’s outlying Lanyu, or Orchid Island. Yearning to reunite with his father in Kaohsiung city, Manawei joins his elementary school’s dance troupe, led by a thirtysomething teacher Zhong-Xun Yu (Shang-Ho Huang), as the students prepare for their journey to the National Indigenous Dance Competition.

With its use of traditional Tao songs and a cast of almost all non-professional actors from the local Yami people, Tsui’s winning debut foregrounds themes of cultural identity, family responsibility and the need to preserve Indigenous experience, while being funny, sweet and incredibly entertaining.

“Tsui’s impressive feature is deftly structured to inform audiences outside Taiwan about the challenges facing an Indigenous people while also spinning a thoroughly entertaining and accessible ‘let’s put on a show’ yarn.” – Variety

Tickets

5400
Fri 09 Aug 11:00 am [5400]
Long Time No Sea (96 mins)
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium Assisted Listening100% Subtitles
Past event
5730
Thu 15 Aug 1:30 pm [5730]
Long Time No Sea (96 mins)
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium Assisted Listening100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

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Key Cast
Jia-Jun Zhong, Shang-He Huang
Director
Yung-Hui Tsui
Producers
Gene Yao, Pao-Ying Chen, Yung-Hui Tsui
Screenwriter
Yung-Hui Tsui
Cinematographer
Ching-Yao Liao
Composer
Cincin Lee
Editor
Yung-Hui Tsui
Premiere Status
Victorian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Creative Century Entertainment Co.

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