Where the Wind Settles

P, 6+
Where the Wind Settles

Program Introduction







王童 WANG Toon|台灣 Taiwan|2015|DCP|Color|126min

2015 上海電影節 正式競賽 Competition Shanghai International IFF

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Toward the end of the Chinese Civil War, with the Nationalist army in constant retreat, captain Sheng Peng escapes from the battlefield with subordinates Fan and Shun. The three men rescue an abandoned boy named Feng Hsien, whom they adopt as one of their own before fleeing to Taiwan together. Fate brings them to a dilapidated military dependents' village on the outskirts of Taipei, where they struggle with lives of hardship in crude conditions, homesickness, and a yearning to finally settle down in peace.

This was Wang Toon's first narrative feature in 13 years following 2002's A Way We Go. Two generations spanning half a century; far across the sea in the blink of an eye. In this turbulent era, the lives of the little people swayed and drifted like leaves in the wind. Despite not being biologically related, their deep bonds of friendship allowed them to take root and become a family more meaningful than blood.