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Touch of the Light

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Touch of the Light (Ni Guang Fei Xiang)

Directed by Chang Jung-chi

  • Taiwan, Hong Kong, China 2012; 110 min
  • Original version: Mandarin
  • Genre: Drama

  • From the director of PRIVATE EYES presented at HAF


Winner of a number of international prizes, including the Audience Award at Busan, TOUCH OF THE LIGHT is the moving real-life story of renowned Taiwanese piano prodigy Huang Yu-siang (who, remarkably, plays himself in the film). Born to a rural family unprepared for the birth of a blind son, Yu-siang was a precocious child who used touch and sound to negotiate his world. With the support of his loving family, he grew up with no barriers, and soon displayed an enormous musical talent. The film follows Yu-siang as he leaves home to attend university and pursue his musical education. There he meets Jie (Sandrine Pinna), a beautiful drinks vendor who dreams of becoming a dancer. An inspirational and emotional film told with great authenticity, TOUCH OF THE LIGHT is an uplifting tale of determination, love, friendship and self-belief.