Seemingly an ordinary young person from the outside, White Ant is in fact an underwear fetishist who cannot hold back from sneaking out and stealing female lingerie. One day, he receives a DVD containing footage of him stealing female underwear, shattering both his life and sense. While his fear of exposure eventually leads him to inevitable doom, it turns out that people around him also suffer from their dark side, which is like a gnawing “White Ant” within, and the turning point of their intertwined fate has secretly approached…
- FIPRESCI Award - Busan IFF
- Wu Kang-Jen
- Aviis Zhong
- Yu Tai-Yan
- Chu Hsien-Che
- Hsiao-Tong Chen
While we face changes of interpersonal relationships and our desire evolves within, fear gradually accumulates, gnawing our mind away like a white ant. Sometimes, it eventually transforms our desire; at other times, it releases itself as anger toward others. But in the end, most of us still choose to leave countless lies behind, struggling to live on under the norm of collective consciousness silently.
- ABLAZE IMAGE
- BIG HOUSES FILM PRODUCTION
A strong exploration of the psychological impact of shame, fear and guilt.
CHU Hsien-Che has worked as a documentary director for more than 20 years. His documentaries have won major awards from home and abroad. Among his acclaimed works is WEST ISLAND, which was shown at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival and the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2001. Pick of the LITTER-STRAY DOGS in Taiwan won the Best Documentary at the Golden Horse Film Festival, and was selected at the Busan International Film Festival. WHITE ANT is his directorial feature film debut and it was selected for Busan IFF.