Films

A Fish Out Of Water

A Fish Out Of Water, "上岸的魚"

Synopsis

Director

Yi-An, starting to go to kindergarten, often asks his parents to help him find his past life parents. However, doctors and his parents thought it is psychosis on him. Meanwhile, his parents are under negotiation for a separation. His mom Yaji decides to move out with him while his dad Haoteng decides to look after Yi-An’s ill grandfather. Since his parents are busy with their current life, Yi-An leaves his wish to his grandfather. However, it failed again with the death of his grandfather.
After the funeral, Yaji and Haoteng try to reconcile again and help Yi-An find his past life parents…
„A unique film on family and the meaning and value of memories, „A Fish Out of Water“ takes the viewer to a special place on the border of the familiar and the supernatural, and describes with grace and insight the inner workings of its protagonists, framed within an accurate portrayal of family dynamics.“ – Giovanna Fulvi, Toronto Film Festival


 


Lai Kuo-An

(b. 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.

Filmography

  • Sang An De Yu (A Fish Out of Water, 2017)

Schedule

18.11.2017
17:15 - 18:46
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 5
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 021202
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20.11.2017
17:00 - 18:31
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 040201
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25.11.2017
20:00 - 21:31
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 091405
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Forum

Film info

Country: Taiwan
Year: 2017
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: Mandarin Chinese
Director: Lai Kuo-An
Producers: Hsu Chao-Jen, Wu Tzu-Wei, Lai Kuo-An
Writer:  Lai Kuo-An
DOP: Hsu Chih-Chun
Montage: Lin Zih-Sian, Lai Kuo-An, Gene Yao
Composer: Ke Jhih-Hao
Cast:  Zheng Ren-Shuo, Peggy Tseng, Pai Junto
Production: Swallow Wings Films
Festivals: Toronto, Hamburg

Synopsis

Director

Yi-An, starting to go to kindergarten, often asks his parents to help him find his past life parents. However, doctors and his parents thought it is psychosis on him. Meanwhile, his parents are under negotiation for a separation. His mom Yaji decides to move out with him while his dad Haoteng decides to look after Yi-An’s ill grandfather. Since his parents are busy with their current life, Yi-An leaves his wish to his grandfather. However, it failed again with the death of his grandfather.
After the funeral, Yaji and Haoteng try to reconcile again and help Yi-An find his past life parents…
„A unique film on family and the meaning and value of memories, „A Fish Out of Water“ takes the viewer to a special place on the border of the familiar and the supernatural, and describes with grace and insight the inner workings of its protagonists, framed within an accurate portrayal of family dynamics.“ – Giovanna Fulvi, Toronto Film Festival


 


Lai Kuo-An

(b. 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.

Filmography

  • Sang An De Yu (A Fish Out of Water, 2017)