Last time I wrote about Wawa no Cidal and the thread got moved from the movie forum to the culture & history forum. In case that’s still the rule (that movies about Taiwan culture should be in culture & history), there is a new movie about Lanyu, called Long Time No Sea.
For the love of god, why not “Only the Sea Knows?” Hard to take a movie seriously when it uses such a weak pun as a title.
one- or two-sentence synopsis for the lazy people among us?
A young indigenous boy on Lanyu misses his father who is working on the Formosan mainland so he joins a traditional dance troupe in the hope that he can perform for his father on the Formosan mainland.
thanks. Sounds interesting. Need more stories like this in mainstream Taiwan movie and TV industry.
Yeah, Taiwan’s terrible with movie titles… I guess it conveys the fact that the kid doesn’t get to see his dad, so at least it’s still relevant?
At first glance I was thinking the kid is on the mainland pining for the fjords. But, no.