Drama • NR • 2008 • 1 hr 54 min
Leaves you happy and sad at the same time.
Good story, beautiful and emotional. Family and relationship. Calm and slow
Gorgeous movie. Beautiful, subtle, real. Pure art.
A delicate and fascinating experience of an Asian family with many emotional problems that result from the death of the son of the family
Makes you really want to spend time with the characters. Great depiction of family grief. Both heart-breaking and heart-warming.
A Family that is really fun to watch live and interact. Loved it
Possibly my favourite film from this director. Perfect example of less-is-more type filmmaking.
At the end of the day this one is just a simple movie about family dynamics. Done with utmost love and care.
Fantastic, really speaks to the trauma and unspeakable things inherent to most family dynamics. Simple but effective
If you like slowly developing family drama, you’ll like this one. Poignant and real.
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A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.
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