Internationally-Acclaimed film to screen at the 2012 Taiwan Film Festival at UT-Austin
The film has received many prestigious awards such as: the One Million Award in the Feature Film category at the 2009 Taipei Film Festival; Best Dramatic Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Outstanding Taiwanese film of the Year at the 46th Golden Horse Awards; the Golden Peacock Award for Best Film at the International Film Festival of India; also Best Director and Best Cinematography Award at the 53rd Asia Pacific Film Festival.
Brief Synopsis of the Film: Li Wu-hsiung is a middle-aged man from a small fishing village in Kaohsiung. Poor and uneducated, he works odd jobs painting, welding and dismantling cargo ships for scrap. Seven years ago, Li had a baby daughter with his girlfriend, who left never to be found after giving birth. Li raises his daughter as a single parent; and when she turns seven he attempts to enroll her in school only to discover that the mother was married to another at the time of birth, blocking Li from legal custody. A downward spiral of legal and emotional intrigue ensues culminating in erratic high drama on a Kaohsiung overpass.