TAIWAN / 2017 / Taiwanese / Color, B&W / DCP / 25 min
Director, Script: Hsu Hui-ju
Photography, Producer: Chi Chun-ming
Editing: Chiang Wei-hwa
Source: Hsu Hui-ju
Three temporary workers enduring low-paying unstable jobs: a young man, a woman and a man who are old enough to be his parents, are up to something in the remains of an abandoned factory. They bring in a huge tree, they paint to cover up graffiti, they clean . . . They tell each other about their lives, and then rest, making a table around which they eat and drink alcohol, behaving oddly like a choreographed family. A week passes and the three leave. Rain drenches the deserted ruin. A new film from Hsu Hui-ju, winner of the 2003 YIDFF New Asian Currents Award of Excellence for her film Hard Good Life.
[Director’s Statement] We used a non-traditional documentary filming approach and hired three real-life temporary workers to play the role of temporary workers. The abandoned factory is their stage where they recreate a temporary home. They live at the edge of the real and virtual world, at the edge of family life and rootlessness.
Sometimes filmmaker, most often mother of two children. Her films often explore the meaning of painful life experiences whether it is through the context of family or some specific field.