Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024
A Journey in Spring | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

A Journey in Spring


The camera patiently observes an elderly couple going about their days in a quiet, almost forgotten part of Taipei. In public the husband, who walks with a limp, is very argumentative with his hard-working wife. In private, however, there are the glimmers of warmth and affection that keeps their relationship going. Memories of an estranged son can be seen dotted around their dilapidated home. It is only upon his wife’s death that the man can show the depth of his love, something which drives him to take unusual actions, including a solitary pilgrimage in the spring…

Naturalistic in acting, contemplative in tone, oblique in storytelling, the filmmakers trust the audiences to pick up the disappointments and divisions that have marked the couple’s life. Enshrouding this is a sense of melancholy drawn from the idea of learning to value things only when it is too late. [Jason MAHER]


March 5, 10:20
Cine Libre Umeda Cinema 4

March 7, 21:00
T-Joy Umeda Screen 7

Directors: WANG Ping-Wen [王品文] / PENG Tzu-Hui [彭紫惠]

Jason KING (喜翔)
YANG Kuei-Mei (楊貴媚)
LAN Wei-Hua (藍葦華)
Jack KAO (高捷)

2023 | Taiwan | 90min. | Language: Mandarin | Subtitles: Japanese, English

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