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Summer at Grandpa’s
(Dong dong de jiaqi)

by HOU Hsiao-Hsien

Un été chez grand-père_2

As their mother is in hospital, two children from Taipei are sent to spend their holidays with their grandparents in the centre of Taiwan. Welcomed by the village children, they discover the countryside, the river and its games. Yet this idyllic summer is strewn with turmoil and anxiety:  worrying that their mother’s health will deteriorate, the children also witness violent events and discover the complex relationships between the different generations of adults around them. As part of a cycle with an autobiographical leaning, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s film plays admirably on the point of view of the visiting children and reveals the secret initiation running through these holidays. FM

  • Titre français
    Un été chez grand-père
  • Original title
    Dong dong de jiaqi
  • Titre international
    Summer at Grandpa’s
  • Scénario
    CHU Tien-Wen, HOU Hsiao-Hsien
  • Photo
    CHAN Kwen-Hou
  • Montage
    LIAO Ching-Song
  • Musique
    Edward YANG
  • Interprétation
    KOO Chuen, WANG Chi-Kwang, MEI Fong, LIN Hsiao-Ling
  • Production
    Marble Road Productions
  • Producteur délégué
    WU Wu-Fu
  • Prix obtenus
    Montgolfière d'Or F3C 1985

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