范保德 | Dir. Hsiao Ya-Chuan | 2018 | 115 mins
Screening as part of London East Asia Film Festival’s ‘Cinematic Journey Through Taiwan’
Finding out that he suffers from a serious illness, Van Pao-Te decides not to receive treatment but instead is determined to find his father that has disappeared over 50 years ago. Taking his son along with him, this story captures the potential to reconcile generations.
“It’s one of the best films I have ever seen made in Taiwan. Not only does it tell the story of a father-son relationship but also of people’s lives after the war”- Ming-Jung Kuo, Taipei Film Festival.