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Zinnia Flower

TOM SHU-YU LIN
Taiwan, 2015
95 minutes, Color
Official website

Mourning begets tenderness, maturity, and surprising passion in this sophisticated drama of loss and rebirth. Ming (Taiwanese star Karena Lam) and Yuwei (Taiwanese rocker Stone) each lost a spouse in the same multiple-car crash in Taipei. Each confronts loss differently. As we watch their paths occasionally intersect during the 100-day mourning period prescribed by Buddhist practice, each finds a pathway through despair and denial to something approaching a revelation. Yuwei's anger about the death of his piano teacher wife gradually ebbs as he finds new, yearningly poignant ways to connect with her former students. Ming, in turn, moves through quiet, interiorized despair to something far more dangerous as her itinerary of mourning takes her though a series of beautiful locations in Okinawa, where she and her fiancé were to have travelled together. This film consoles and inspires as it leads viewers on an unforgettable journey.—Vancouver International Film Festival

In Taiwanese with English subtitles

Zinnia Flower

TOM SHU-YU LIN
Taiwan, 2015
95 minutes, Color
Official website

Mourning begets tenderness, maturity, and surprising passion in this sophisticated drama of loss and rebirth. Ming (Taiwanese star Karena Lam) and Yuwei (Taiwanese rocker Stone) each lost a spouse in the same multiple-car crash in Taipei. Each confronts loss differently. As we watch their paths occasionally intersect during the 100-day mourning period prescribed by Buddhist practice, each finds a pathway through despair and denial to something approaching a revelation. Yuwei's anger about the death of his piano teacher wife gradually ebbs as he finds new, yearningly poignant ways to connect with her former students. Ming, in turn, moves through quiet, interiorized despair to something far more dangerous as her itinerary of mourning takes her though a series of beautiful locations in Okinawa, where she and her fiancé were to have travelled together. This film consoles and inspires as it leads viewers on an unforgettable journey.--Vancouver International Film Festival

In Taiwanese with English subtitles


Saturday, April 16
4:30 PM
$13.00
Saturday, April 23
4:45 PM
$13.00

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S.

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