On Happiness Road(幸福路上)

Country  Taiwan
Year  2017
Genre  Animation
Format  Color  / DCP
Runtime 111 min
Status  Post-production
Release Date  December 2017  (Taiwan) 
Director  SUNG Hsin-Yin
Voice cast  GWEI Lun-Mei, WEI Te-Sheng

 

 

 

Festivals & Awards

22nd Busan International Film Festival – Wide Angle

54th Golden Horse Film Festival –Closing Film

 

Trailer

 

Synopsis

Chi earned her American dream after persevering with her studies in Taiwan. Following her grandmothers’ death, Chi returns to her family on Happiness Road, where she begins to feel nostalgic about her childhood and starts to contemplate the meaning of “life” and “home”. What is happiness? Will Chi find her own happiness?

Director / Screenwriter  SUNG Hsin-Yin

HsinYin was born in Taipei. She studied Film Theory in Kyoto University, later graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a Master’s Degree in Film. Before becoming a filmmaker, HsinYin was a journalist, writer, store clerk at Kyoto karaoke and photographer. As a filmmaker, HsinYin is interested in using different film genres to explore universal relationships among people. She has a particular interest in finding the pace of a film through editing, like composing a piece of music. Her live action shorts such as “The Red Shoes”, “Single Waltz” have been screened at numerous international film festivals. Her first directing animation short won The Best Animation Award at 2013 Taipei Film Festival. “On Happiness Road” is her first animation feature, and she is also working on her first live action feature “Love is a bitch”.

Voice cast

GWEI Lun-Mei as Chi

GWEI Lun-Mei is a Taiwanese actress. She started her acting career in the movie Blue Gate Crossing, and went on to gain more recognition in the movie Secret directed by Jay Chou. GWEI’s other notable films include Parking, Taipei Exchanges, Starry Starry Night, The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, GF*BF, and Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear Award winner Black Coal, Thin Ice. Her performance in GF*BF received critical acclaim and earned her Golden Horse Awards and Asia Pacific Film Festival for Best Actress in 2012.

Filmography
2016 Forêt Debussy
2014  Black Coal, Thin Ice
2012  GF*BF
2007  Secret
2002  Blue Gate Crossing

 

WEI Te-Sheng as Wen

Before he made the biggest box office success in the history of Taiwan cinema, Cape No. 7 (2008), Wei Te-Sheng has worked as assistant director with Edward Yang and Chen Kuo-Fu. In 1999, he made the critically acclaimed debut feature About July. His second feature, Cape No. 7 is the highest-grossing Taiwanese film and picked up several prizes at the Golden Horse Awards. The huge success of Cape No. 7 helped him realize the project he has been wanted to do most- Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale in 2011, which was awarded Best Picture at the Golden Horse Awards. His recently directed film is a musical romance 52 Hz, I Love You which was released in 2017.

 

Filmography
2017 52Hz, I Love You
2011 Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
2008 Cape No. 7
1999 About July

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