30.09. - 09.10.2021

A Fish Out of Water Taiwan 2017 | 91 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Lai Kuo-An

For years, LAI KUO-AN (*1969) made commercials and music videos in Taiwan and China. In recent years, he has concentrated on writing screenplays. A Fish Out of Water is his debut feature  as director.

rated for 0 + years
Yi-an's parents are shocked when he asks them to help him find his "previous parents". Is their son mentally ill? Is he overwrought because he's just started kindergarten? Is he suffering from their marital problems? Is he possessed? Or does Yi-an actually have memories of a previous life? Either way, the little boy can't stop thinking about this past family and his parents suddenly find themselves in competition with their predecessors. Lai Kuo-An's film straddles the border between the visible and the metaphysical, without fully committing to either.
Original title: Sang An De Yu
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Mandarin
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Lai Kuo-An
Screenplay: Lai Kuo-An
Cast: Zheng Ren-Shuo, Peggy Tseng, Pai Junto
Producer: Hsu Chao-Jen, Wu Tzu-Wei, Lai Kuo-An
Director of Photography: Hsu Chih-Chun
Music: Ke Jhih-Hao
Production Design: Wang Chih-Cheng
Editor: Lin Zih-Sian, Lai Kuo-An, Gene Yao
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Charades
Production: Swallow Wings Films; Rediron Films
Contact: Nicolas Rebeschini, Charades:


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