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Small Talk (BQFF 2018)
March 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+10
“A cosmos opens before us, one which manages to be of universal cultural significance and extremely intimate at the same time.” – Berlinale
Anu is a tomboy. Married off at a young age—as was customary in Taiwan in the 1970s—and had two children, Anu soon divorced her violent husband and raised her daughters alone. Since then her only romantic relationships have been with women whom, like her, earn a living as professional mourners at funerals.
It’s considered taboo in Taiwanese culture to question a mother’s love, but that’s exactly the topic of her daughter, Hui-chen Huang’s intimate portrait. Mother and daughter setoff on a journey together into the past, during which Hui-chen confronts Anu with questions that have tormented Hui-chen for many years.