帶我去遠方
Somewhere I Have Never Travelled (2009)
Country: Taiwan
Language: Mandarin 
Release Date: 09/11/2009
 
Director
  Fu Tien-Yu
 
Script
  Fu Tien-Yu
 
Producer
  Wu Nien-Jen
 
 
Cast
  Yu Hsin ... Ah-Gui (youth)
  Li Yun-Yun ... Ah-Gui (child)
  Austin Lin Bo-Hong ... Ah-Hsien
  Lin Mei-Shiu ... Travel agent
  Lee Yung-Feng ... Ah-Gui's father
  Mei Fang ... Grandma
  Wasir Zhou Yong-Xuan    
 
Production Company
  Wu's Production Co., Ltd.
 
Cinematographer
  Chou Yi-Wen
 
Sound Recordist
  Tu Duu-Chih
 
Composer
  George Chen Chien-Chi
 
 
 
Summary
 

A colorblind girl lives surrounded by lovable characters like her simpleminded father who makes a living sweeping streets, her eternally grumbling grandma, and her gay cousin. Nevertheless, although the world once appeared to her child’s eyes as a carefree and, paradoxically (given her eye impairment), picturesque and colorful place, it gradually pales during the girl’s adolescence. Only as a teenager does she begin to realize that she and those close to her are exceptional and yet outsiders. She becomes anxiously fixated on a story about an island for the colorblind that her cousin recounts to her. The film employs children’s movie forms in order to show the contrast between childhood, when we primarily perceive ourselves and our immediate surroundings, and adolescence, during which we recognize our place in society and the world. Starting with oft-used motifs, the filmmakers succeeded in creating an original work which speaks to multiple generations of viewers. (Karlovy Vary Film Festival) ... In a seaside town, young A-Kuei and A-Hsien unknowingly share a defining moment in their lives when they meet a Japanese tourist. Years later, Hsien is in college and involved with another male student and Kuei struggles through beauty school. Keui's feelings of abandonment and confused jealousy result in angry and hurtful actions that she doesn't understand, until a near tragedy brings her clarity. A bright palette peppered with fantastical imagery belies the characters' turbulent emotions and maturation, and sets the film apart from Taiwanese cinema's more muted aesthetic. (HKFilmart)