Hsiao-Wei and A-Chieh are cousins who stick together through thick and thin, having grown up together in a multilingual Hakka military dependents’ village. A-Chieh is hot-tempered and impulsive, while Hsiao-Wei is sullen and quiet. They love running out into the village courtyard during the po...(Read more)
Hsiao-Wei and A-Chieh are cousins who stick together through thick and thin, having grown up together in a multilingual Hakka military dependents’ village. A-Chieh is hot-tempered and impulsive, while Hsiao-Wei is sullen and quiet. They love running out into the village courtyard during the pouring rain and exploring long alleyways. By chance, they acquire a gun and accidently kill a mafia boss. Pursued by the criminal underworld, they are forced to start a journey on the run.
The Best of Times is a realistic depiction of people from the bottom of the social ladder, illustrating the clashes and imbalances between families and society. The film adopts a fantastical narrative approach and camera angles that shuttle back and forth between old neighborhoods and city landscapes, with a gloomy colour palette that evokes a natural living atmosphere.
DVD source：Taiwan Cinema Toolkit, Ministry of Culture, R.O.C.
|Language：||Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka|
|Actors：||Wing FAN, KAO Meng-Chieh|
|Royalty period：||Jul. 1, 2016 - Jun. 30, 2019|
This film is for non-profit screenings only. Regarding conditions for screening, please contact: Taiwan Film Institute
For commercial licensing, please contact: WU Ying-Ling, Simple View Production Company
2001 Venice International Film Festival
2002 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film, Audience Choice Awards