Casting: Guey-Mey YANG、Winston CHAO、Chian-Lian WU、Shiung LUNG、Yu-Wen WONG
Synopsis Trouble is brewing for old Mr. Chu, the greatest living chef of Taipei, and the father of three grown and rebellious daughters. It’s been years since. Mr. Chu’s wife died, leaving him to raise Jia-Jen, a school teacher seemingly devoted to her father, Jia-Chien, a driven executive who can barely stand her father’s company, and Jia-Ning, the youngest and most hopelessly romantic of the lot. Enter old Mrs. Liang, the nagging widow who’s just moved in next door, and suddenly the whole caln is wondering if Mr. Chu will soon be cooking for someone new…… But in the meantime, someone gets pregnant, someone else gets dumped, someone dies, and someone finds true love, and don’t be surprised to be completely surprised by what happens to whom! In this deliciously heart-warming comedy, director Ang Lee (THE WEDDING BANQUET) once again cooks up a feast of surprises and emotional twists, as traditional family ties come unraveled and marvelously knitted together again.
Synopsis Three modern youngsters living together created their own romance, with events intercalating one another, through which the youngsters found their own answer to love while experiencing the highs and lows of living together. “Lonely Heart Club” by YONFAN Young stockbroker Kam Shing Mo met Sylvia Cheung, a pretty yet mysterious lady through the phone service “Lonely Heart Club”. They came through the experience of living together, facing the conflict between love and sex. “Single Mother” by SYLVIA CHEUNG Maggie Cheung was standing on the crossroad of love, while also found herself pregnant without knowing who the father was: was he the one she was living with, or the guy she met just? And as her belly became bigger, Maggie gradually found her answer. “Star Hunter” by SAMSON CHIU Stylist Lam Hoi Fung believed in the notion “Don’t give up the whole sky for one star”. So he was fooling around with girls without any commitment, until he met the most beautiful star in his whole life, Ng Sien Lin. And this time he got to make a choice between the sky and a star!
Synopsis Green Green Leaves of Home is the first Hakka language production in Taiwan film history. Set in the mid-seventies, the film tells a story both touching and nostalgic about the purity and the beauty of friendship, true love, simple way of living, and human nature. It is the debut film by film critic and TV writer/director Deyung Chou. It challenges the current trends in Taiwan film production scene on two levels. One is its subject matter mentioned as above, Another is its narrative technigue Poetic Realism, against Social Realism commonly seen in recent Taiwan films At the beginning of the film, A-yi finishes his studies in the big city and returns to his home town, Meinong, a well-known Hakka village in southern Taiwan. A-jie, the best friend of A-yi, chooses to stay in Kaohsiung for the sake of a wild city girl, Little Chu. A-jie is a fan of Bruce Lee. He drowns himself in disco music and sexual relationship with Little chu in spite of the upcoming college entrance examination. In the meantime, when the tobacco harvest season begins in Meinong, A-yi come across U-mei, a tobacco-picking girl. Her kindness and cleverness attract A-yi immediately, They become close friends, caring and sharing their interests with each other. U-mei is not strong as a Hakka woman should be. But she never hesitates to do farm works. She dreams about going to the big city to get more education so that she can be equal to A-yi. A-yi is deeply moved by her innocence. Their affection grows each day while A-jie faces the fear of losing Little Chu. A-jie is falling in love with Little Chu. He did’nt expect this. But now he is ready to accept what’s happening. He wants to love Little Chu with heart instead of body. However, he wonders if she thinks the same way as he does. When the tobacco harvest season is over, A-yi and U-mei become closer and closer in spite of the disapproval of their families and the fact that A-yi had a crush on with U-mei’s second sister last winter. She promises to meet him again once he passes the college entrance examination,and they get together at last. Unfortunately leukemia is going to take her away again. He suffers from watching her fading away. A-jie the end of the film, death cruelly takes U-mei, and Little Chu leaves A-jie for no reason. A-jie finally realizes the true meaning of love. It is exactly what has happened between A-yi and U-mei. He failed the examination so he has to join the army. Before he leaves, he goes to see A-yi. Beside U-mei’s tomb, the two young men realize they’ve grown up. They are also aware that an age of innocence has gone forever along with U-mei’s death.
Synopsis Sylvia Chang, who stars in Ah Mon’s Queen of Temple Street, teams up with the director again, this time as producer and co-screenwriter. Tony Leung plays a young man with a history, returning from Hong Kong to his fishing village on an outlying island. His adolescent sister has befriended a group of city kids coming to the island every year for an ecologically correct summer she is starting to experience all the joys and sorrows that people her age are expected to experience. Spirited and refreshing, Three Summers is an ode to the fountain of youth.