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Heavy Craving

Heavy Craving
October 18, 2019 - 7:30 pm
director-screenwriter Hsieh Pei-ju.

Grandpa  (Taiwan, 2018)

This colorfully drawn animated short captures the fear, curiosity, wonder and sadness of a young boy as he experiences his grandfather’s funeral.

DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 6 min.  Director: Zozo Jhen, Tena Galovic, Marine Varguy, Yen-Chen Liu, Ellis Kayin Chan.

Heavy Craving  (Taiwan, 2019)

North American premiere!

The talented chef for a preschool run by her demanding mother, Ying-juan earns praise for her culinary creations but scorn for her weight. Even the children she feeds have dubbed her “Ms. Dinosaur” for her size. Joining a popular weight loss program seems like an answer but it’s the unlikely allies she finds outside the program—and the obstacles she faces in it—that help her find a truer path to happiness. Writer-director Hsieh Pei-ju doesn’t shy away from the darker sides of self-discovery in what ultimately proves a rousing feature debut, winner of the Audience’s Choice award at this year’s Taipei Film Festival.

DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 90 min. Director/Screenwriter: Hsieh Pei-ju. Cast: Tsai Jia-yin, Yao Chang, Samantha Ko.

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