Break Out

HSIA Jui-Chien

Taiwan〡2021〡Fic〡Color〡29 min〡Mandarin, Taiwanese
✧ 2021 Most Promising Newcomer Award Nominees, Sound Design Award Nominees, Golden Bell Awards
✧ 2022 Student Narrative Short Film Nominees, Golden Harvest Awards for Outstanding Short Films
✧ 2022 Drama films Merit Award, Youth Film Festival

Ming and Birdy are partners of a funeral business in the suburbs. One day, after the funeral, they agreed to the absurd request of the deceased's son. They kept vigil and cremated the remains at the wealthiest time on the next day, only to fulfill his fortune dream. Unexpectedly, the deceased resurrects at night! How do the two face these challenges?


HSIA Jui-Chien
HSIA Jui-Chien. Fu Jen University, Department of Communication Arts. Hsia participates in many short film productions and attempts to create multiple genres. His graduated film BREAK OUT was selected in the PTS innovation story, shortlisted for Golden Bell Awards, Golden Harvest Awards, and awarded New Taipei City Film Award.

05.10 ㊃ 10:10〡聯合大學
同場放映:《土星頻道 》《蓁蓁 》《As Time Goes By》


In Taiwan's funeral customs, in the last memorial ceremony for the dead, one does not forget to beg for the wealth of future generations, how ironic it is to not forget to ask for money even after death, and how realistic and selfish the living people's pursuit of money is.

This film uses Taiwan's local cultures and integrates diverse and cross-genre elements, such as zombie films and black humor to create different genres, giving audiences unexpected combinations of genres, presenting a Taiwanese movie that has both local style and genre movie elements. Using different photography styles to present the humorous and entertaining nature of the film, and to present some satire on social phenomena. In this way, not only brings entertainment, but also brings some reflection to the audience.

11.05 ㊅ 12:40〡台南新光影城 4 廳〡 Q&A session with the Director
11.11 ㊄ 23:00〡台南新光影城 4 廳
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