Youth

Youth

Taiwan is a young country, and the main audience of its cinema is similarly young. Taiwanese cinema is constantly refreshed by this youthful energy, a... (Read more)

Films
Dangerous Youth
Dangerous Youth

Kuei-Yuan, a deliveryman living in a cheap apartment, dreams of making it big one day. He happens upon a teenage runaway, Chin-Mi, and entices her to ... (Read more)

Long Time No Sea
Long Time No Sea

Manawei, a Yami boy, lives on Orchid Island with his grandmother while his father is away from home working. He hopes that his father will bring him a... (Read more)

Pakeriran
Pakeriran

Amis teenager, Futing, is a city boy who is asked to return to his coastal village one summer to take care of his injured grandpa. There, he meets Lis... (Read more)

Lokah Laqi
Lokah Laqi

Watan, Chen Hao and Lin Shan are three playful Sqoyaw boys forced to deal with problems too big for their age. For Watan, his grandmother, elder broth... (Read more)

Panay
Panay

Dressed in traditional Amis clothing, a young girl, Nakaw, rides a scooter past a succession of tour buses into a beautiful, ethnic coastal village. B... (Read more)

Wild Tides
Wild Tides

Teenager Bo-Yan goes around his local village asking people if they need help for the harvest season. But with his parents on the run from debt, no on... (Read more)

Babes' Not Alone
Babes' Not Alone

On Liang’s 18th birthday, she is unable to celebrate with her boyfriend because she has to babysit her irresponsible brother’s baby. Refusing to lose ... (Read more)

The Best of Times
The Best of Times

Hsiao-Wei and A-Chieh are cousins who stick together through thick and thin, having grown up together in a multilingual Hakka military dependents’ vil... (Read more)

Darkness and Light
Darkness and Light

With the arrival of summer, 17-year-old Kang-Yi returns to a shady neighborhood by Keelung Harbor to spend her summer vacation at the blind massage pa... (Read more)

Blue Gate Crossing
Blue Gate Crossing

“Should you give your first kiss to the boy who likes you or the girl you like?” MENG Ker-Rou and LIN Yue-Zhen are high school friends who can talk to... (Read more)

Spring Beauty
Spring Beauty

As always, A-hui came to Man-mei’s pub to play the Street Fighter video game choosing to play his regular Scorpio character Chun-li, who is burdened w... (Read more)

Partners in Crime
Partners in Crime

An ordinary day in an ordinary campus, until a girl who was loved by everyone kills herself. Everyone is asking why, but no one knows the truth, excep... (Read more)

A Time in Quchi
A Time in Quchi

10-year-old city boy Bao has been sent to Quchi, a riverside town outside of Taipei, for the length of the summer, allowing his parents time to work o... (Read more)

Together
Together

Seventeen should be a carefree age, but Yang gets to see the complexities of love in the world. His best friend Ma is mad at his girlfriend. His fathe... (Read more)

Badu's Homework
Badu's Homework

The teacher at an aboriginal primary school nestled in the mountains gives the students a weekend assignment for which the students must try and find ... (Read more)

Boys for Beauty
Boys for Beauty

A frank and entertaining portrait of the lives and family relations of three gay teenagers in Taipei. This documentary candidly captures the day-to-da... (Read more)

When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep
When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep

Tung wakes one morning to find his girlfriend has abandoned him, leaving only a break-up note stuck to his forehead. While reeling from this turn of e... (Read more)

Jump Ashin!
Jump Ashin!

Director of the documentary Jump! Boys, LIN Yu-Hsien, makes a handsome follow-up with this motivational sports movie inspired by the life story of his... (Read more)

The Fourth Portrait
The Fourth Portrait

After his father's death, 10-year-old Xiang is sent to live with his mother and a stepfather he barely knows. However, a lurking threat of unspoken vi... (Read more)

They Are Flying
They Are Flying

A group of socially deviant teenagers live at the Faith Hope Love Academy, a foster-care facility in Hualien, eastern Taiwan. Many of these “nowhere b... (Read more)

The Spirit of 8
The Spirit of 8

When he was 8 years old, the film’s director caused a terrible incident at his school. The guilt he continued to carry cost him the love and trust of ... (Read more)

The Time to Live and the Time to Die
The Time to Live and the Time to Die

This is a semi-autobiographical film by director Hou Hsiao-Hsien. In the film, a Hakka family left China and settled temporarily in a small town Fengs... (Read more)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars
Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars

Three mothers become close friends because they each have an autistic child. They learn, encourage, and support one another, and although they live in... (Read more)

Monga
Monga

Monga is named for Mengjia, an old district of Taipei which has long been the domain of the local gangsters. Mosquito, the teenage son of a single mot... (Read more)

Fantôme, où es-tu?
Fantôme, où es-tu?

Cool-Ma, a bright teenager, is accidently killed by Yu-Tung while he’s practicing for a marathon at night. Yu-Tung is a teenage girl who dresses... (Read more)

Tropical Fish
Tropical Fish

Taipei teenager Chih-chiang does not do well in school, and is a day dreamer. He witnesses the kidnapping of a little boy by accident. After being dis... (Read more)

A Place of One’s Own
A Place of One’s Own

Master Lin makes paper houses—or paper “origami villas”—for the dead. His son Gang has just started working at a real estate a... (Read more)

Rebels of the Neon Gods
Rebels of the Neon Gods

Refusing to take the College Entrance Exam, Xiao-Kang drops out of cram school and hangs around Ximending, spending all his time in a video arcade. On... (Read more)

Dust in the Wind
Dust in the Wind

Ah-yuan and Ah-yun grow up together in a small mining town of Jiufen. The mining industry is in decline, and there’s no hope for the new generation. T... (Read more)

Winds of September
Winds of September

A youth story follows Yen, Tang, and their group of friends, united by loyalty for each other and passion for the same baseball team, through their la... (Read more)

Grandma and Her Ghosts
Grandma and Her Ghosts

Because his mother has to leave the country to attend to his father who got injured while working overseas, Dou Dou, a five-year-old boy, must go to a... (Read more)

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