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My Sister


Director: PAN Ke-yin (潘客印)

2021|Taiwan|25min|Language: Chinese, Taiwanese|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue
3/11 Fri 14:40《Short films program 6》 Cine Libre Umeda 3
3/16 水 16:20《Short films program 6》 Cine Libre Umeda 4
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HUANG Pei-chi (黃珮琪)
CHU Yi-ming (朱羿銘)
KAO Yi-ling (高伊玲)
LAN Wei-hu (藍葦華)
CHANG Kai-jhe (張凱喆)

A family of four ride a bike to a train station. Sat between her mother and father is Hsiao-chun (HUANG Pei-chi), a newly-minted 18-year-old girl who is about to start her university days. After years of sharing a room with her super-irritating little brother Hsia-zai (CHU Yi-min), freedom beckons but conflicting emotions run through Hsiao-chun as she has found out a secret that changes how she looks at her family, especially that brat of a brother.

The build up to this pivotal sequence is one of closely observed domestic details and naturalistic acting from a stellar cast who seemingly portray ambivalence so well, we see how their actions cause gloomy emotions to overshadow Hsiao-chun’s bright future but the ending is a complete knockout as the warmth and reassurance of family bonds are revealed.

[Jason MAHER]