THERE

WU Yu-Fen

Taiwan〡2020〡Fic〡Color〡28 min〡Mandarin, Taiwanese, Indonesian
✧ 2021 Student Narrative Short Film Nominees, 43th Golden Harvest Awards for Outstanding Short Films
✧ 2020 Best U.S. and International Female Director, Venice Shorts Film Festival
✧ 2021 Busan International Short Film Festival

The old grandpa had passed away. The Indonesian caregiver, Shally, helped to hold the funeral with grandma and uncle. However, none of the children came home. Under such circumstances, Shally was forced on behalf of one of the family members...

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WU Yu-Fen
National Chengchi University Department of Radio & Television

11.07 ㊀ 12:30〡台南新光影城 4 廳
11.10 ㊃ 15:20〡台南新光影城 4 廳〡 Q&A session with the Director
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沒有子女願意回來的喪禮,台下只坐著對一切習俗感到陌生的外籍看護,孝女白琴哭的再努力都令人不勝唏噓。不慍不火地描繪外籍看護始於僱傭關係,替代了家人的角色,支撐著被遺落台灣家庭。影片亦如看護的存在般,內斂而有力。
Our hometown is becoming a lonely island left with the elderly, children, and foreign caregivers. After my siblings and I grew up, we left home to study and work. Only our grandma stayed in the countryside. Every time I return home, grandma always keeps me posted on what's going on in the neighborhood. She'll tell me things such as how many new caregivers came, or the numbers of the old had passed away. She always talks to me like it's not a big deal. However, as I notice the fact that she and her friends become older and older, sicker and sicker each year, I can do nothing but listen to the news with a heavy heart. Gradually, I think my hometown is becoming a lonely island left with the elderly, children, and foreign caregivers.

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