A TIME IN QUCHI
Directed by Chang Tso-chi
Directed by award-winning writer-director Chang Tso-chi (though now controversial), A TIME IN QUCHI follows a boy’s coming of age during his summer vacation in the rural Quchi. Away from the familiar high-tech gadgets, Bao begins to see his grandpa’s idyllic life with a fresh eye and finds creative means to engage in the surrounding. With poetic visuals and sporadic touches of humor, the film deals with such deeper themes as loss, separation and secrecy. Nominated for the Golden Leopard Award at the 2013 Festival del film Locarno, A TIME IN QUCHI has brought back fond memories of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s classic A SUMMER AT GRANDPA’S (1984).
We are very proud to present this film with our community partners: Asian Mentoring Committee (AMC) at Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City; Chinese American Arts Council; Taiwanese American Association of New York; Taiwanese American Professionals New York.
Just added! There will be an encore community screening of A TIME IN QUCHI at Chatham Square Library (33 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002) 1pm August 9th (Saturday). FREE ADMISSION! Don’t miss it if you still haven’t seen the film!
Chang Tso-chi entered the film industry as an assistant director for Yu Kan-ping and the Hong Kong directors, Yim Ho and Tsui Hark. His directorial debut AH CHUNG (1996) won the Special Jury Prize at Asia-Pacific Film Festival and the New Currents award at Busan International Film Festival. Chang’s WHEN LOVE COMES (AAIFF’11) won the Golden Horse Award in 2010.