Meeting Dr. Sun(行動代號:孫中山)

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Country  Taiwan
Year  2014
Genre  Drama / Comedy
Format  Color / Flat / DCP
Runtime  94 min
Status  Completed
Release Date  Jul. 11, 2014 (Taiwan)
Writer & Director  YEE Chih-Yen
Cast  ZHAN Huai-Yun, WEI Han-Ting
Producers  YEE Chih-Yen, LEE Lieh, Roger HUANG

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Directed, written, and produced by YEE Chih-Yen, award winning filmmaker of Blue Gate Crossing.

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Festival & Awards

2015
14th New York Asian Film Festival – Official Selection
41st Seattle International Film Festival – Official Selection
17th Udine Far East Film – Official Selection

10th Osaka Asian Film Festival – Grand Prix(Best Picture Award)
                                                               – Audience Award

5th London Chinese Visual Festival – Closing Film
23rd Art Film Fest International Film Festival – Official Selection
9th Fünf Seen Film Festival – Official Selection

25th Focus on Asia International Film Festival Fukuoka – Taiwan Film Festival section
11th Atlanta Asian Film Festival – Official Selection
Bogota International Film Festival – Official Selection
25th Tama Cinema Forum – Official Selection
13th World Film Festival of Bangkok – Official Selection

2014
Golden Horse Awards- Best Original Screenplay Award
Taipei Film Awards- Best Script Award

Taipei Film Festival – Official Selection
Hawaii International Film Festival – Official Selection
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival- Official Selection
San Diego Asian Film Festival- Official Selection
Singapore International Film Festival- Official Selection

 

 

Official Trailer

Synopsis

Lefty sees himself as the poorest high school student in Taipei. To make some money, he plans to steal the abandoned Dr. Sun Yat-Sen statue in the school storage room. Lefty plots, but he never sees his rival,
Sky coming. Sky also considers himself as the poorest high school student in Taipei. Meeting Dr Sun from Ablaze ImageHe has the same plan in mind to steal Dr. Sun Yat-Sen for his own sake, but he also never sees Lefty coming.

When two teams of Taipei’s poorest high school students meet on campus one night, a war erupts. This is a war of losers and a war eventually makes both Lefty and Sky question their destined poverty and social class. “Not the statue but something more substantial we have to claim.” Finally this time on the quiet night campus the seeds of revolution planted by Dr. Sun decades ago may get to sprout.

Director’s Statement

My filmmaking is always rooted in emotional impulses. Hopefully these personal impulses can come across and also be felt by the somewhat elusive audiences. Blue Gate Crossing comes from the anxiety to an unknown future, whereas Meeting Dr. Sun comes from the anger toward a cruel present. A cruel present, the M-shaped Society, where poverty is inherited and a generation of kids is doomed without any chance for redemption.

Meeting Dr. Sun is a comedy rooted in anger.

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Director/Writer/Producer Yee Chih-Yen

Yee Pic 02 300dpiYee Chih-Yen graduated from UCLA film school. In 1995, his debut film Lonely Hearts Club entered Rotterdam IFF and won the Best Actress Award at Bratislava IFF. In 2002, his Blue Gate Crossing entered the Director’s Fortnight of Cannes and Tokyo IFF and won the Best Director Award at Bratislava IFF. In 2005, Yee directed the Taipei segment of About Love, a co-production with Japan and China that entered Busan IFF. Meeting Dr. Sun is Yee’s fourth feature.

2014 Meeting Dr. Sun
2007 Dangerous Minds (TV Series, 30 episodes)
2005 About Love
2002 Blue Gate Crossing
1995 Lonely Hearts Club

Producers

LEE Lieh Lieh lee

One of the most influential producers in Taiwan now. For the past few years, she has produced popular and critically acclaimed films, including Monga (2010), Jump Ashin! (2011), and Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast (2013) to name a few.

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Roger HUANG

Founding Yi Tiao Long Hu Bao International Entertainment Co. in 2005, Huang has shown strong passion and aggressiveness for film, which is further enhanced by years of experience in TV production. Over the years, he has delivered such works as Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (2013) and Jump Ashin! (2011).

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Creative Team

Da-PuCinematographer CHEN Ta-Pu
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Veteran director of photography and commercial director, CHEN has taken part in numerous award-winning film and TV productions, such as Yee Chih-Yen’s renowned TV series “Dangerous Minds.”

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Chris HOU

Original Music Composer Chris HOU
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Noted record producer and movie score composer. In 2010, he scored the film Taipei Exchange, which won him the Golden Horse Film Awards’ best original song award and the best music award of the Taipei Film Awards.

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Production Designer HSIA Shao-Yu

Working as director of photography on various titles, he is famous for Together (2013) and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (2013).

Editor TU Min-Chi

Two-time Golden Bell Award winner, Tu is a veteran film and TV editor with numerous works, including Yee Chih-Yen’s “Dangerous Minds.”

Cast

Emerging from the applicants of more than 10 thousand, the two leads were handpicked by Yee, who has been noted for his keen eyes for new talents.

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ZHAN Huai-Yun as Lefty 414LCH_7930

“For every artificial flower, Grandma makes only 50 cents. She has to make 4,000 flowers to pay my class fees!”

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WEI Han-Ting as sky
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“My grandma ran off. My mom ran off. Everyone in my family has run off.
The bed ran off. The table ran off. Anything with legs ran off.”

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Special Appearance 

Joseph CHANG
Gina LI
Bryan CHANG Shu-Hao
River HUANG

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