A Fish Out of Water

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    A Fish Out of Water

    Directed by

    Taiwan

    2017

    90 min

    • Mandarin
    • Taiwanese

    Drama

    Yi-An, a young boy starting to go to kindergarten, often asks his parents to help him find his “parents from the past”. Helpless to their son's request, his mother Ya-Ji and father Hao-Teng try to save their marriage while taking care of Yi-An as much as they can.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Cast: Pai Junyin
    Zheng Ren Shuo
    Peggy Tseng

    Director's Statement

    It's a family story. With supernatural phenomenon and the warmth of family, it portrays family relationships. For many years, I travel between Taiwan and China for work. Family has always been on my mind, and has been the theme of my works in recent years. As I turned 40, I'd like to present some of my reflections on life: Those once-beautiful memories should not be forgotten due to the heavy burdens from reality.

    Sales
    CHARADES
    Production
    SWALLOW WINGS FILMS CO., LTD.

    Press

    The ending strengthens both the possibility and the ambiguity of there being a truly spiritual dimension to Yi-An’s story.

    Azadeh Jafari, Cinema Scope

    Lai Kuo-An

    Lai Kuo-An

    Taiwan

    Lai Kuo-An is a professional director. He has filmed over 100 TV commercials in Taiwan and China, and also participated in the production of several movies. In recent years, he focused on screenwriting, and won Taiwan culture ministry’s superb screenplay two times. DEEP BREATHING was his first feature. A FISH OUT OF WATER (2017) is his latest film.