Be With Me

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Rialto VU - Sat 9 March, 18:45
Studio/K - Sun 10 March, 16:15

Faye is an art director and a strong-minded woman who returns to her hometown Chiayi to take care of her ailing father. Struggling with her career and love life, her return home sparks a mental journey of recollection as she thinks back on her grandfather and her past relationships. Reminiscing about the past illuminates the present as Faye tries to find her footing in life.

Director HWARNG Wern-ying is an award-winning art director and the long-time collaborator of Taiwanese auteur HOU Hsiao-hsien. Her first venture into directing, produced by Hou, is a semi-autobiographical portrait of generations of a family as they navigate their lives through turbulent times, but with a kindness that is never lost on the audience. Be With Me is a poignant tale of love and longing, of the memories we carry and the families we share.

Year:
2023
Director:
HWARNG Wern-ying
Cast:
Ariel LIN Vic CHOU Ethan JUAN
Country:
Taiwan
Duration:
130'
Language:
Mandarin, Japanese, Taiwanese Hokkien
Subtitles:
English, Chinese

HWARNG Wern-ying

HWARNG Wern-ying is an acclaimed art director and production designer. She is a seven-time Golden Horse Awards nominee, winning Best Art Direction for Flowers of Shanghai (1998) and Best Makeup & Costume Design for The Assassin (2015).