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TAIWAN NIGHT|Special Programs < Taiwan: Movies on the Move 2020 >|Competition

Heavy Craving


Director: HSIEH Pei-ju (謝沛如)

2019|Taiwan|90min|Language: Mandarin|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/8 (Sun) 12:00 *Sold Out Cine Libre Umeda 4    
3/12 (Thu) 18:30 ABC Hall TAIWAN NIGHT
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TSAI Jia-Yin (蔡嘉茵)
Samantha KO (柯淑勤)
Yao CHANG (張耀仁)
CHANG En-Wei (張恩瑋)

Ying-juan is a big lady but, according to her mother, she has little ambition. At thirty years old and weighing 105 kilograms, she uses her passion for cooking to work as a lunch lady at her mother's child care center where the kids affectionately label her Ms. Dinosaur. Other people aren't so kind with their remarks. On her birthday, Ying-juan's mother signs her up for a weight loss program which she reluctantly joins but when she meets Wu, a deliveryman with a radiant smile and a weighty history of his own, Ying-juan becomes more determined to lose some pounds. Meanwhile, Ying-juan discovers Xiao-yu, a straight-A student at the child care center, is a secret cross-dresser, and a special bond begins to form between them but finding your ideal self is a lot tougher in a society that judges harshly. Cute jokes crash against the reality of body-issues where socially enforced ideals plague the characters whose difficulties earn the audience's sympathy.

[Jason MAHER]