Isle to Isle Screenings : Ah Chung

Black Kettle

Monday, 13 August 2018
8:00pm - 10:00pm MYT

After years of poverty and bad luck in inner-city Taipei, Taiwan, a woman (Chou Shio-min) decides to change her family’s surname in the hopes of starting fresh. Unfortunately, the only result of their new name is that her son, Ah Chung (Liu Sheng-Chung), gets ridiculed by his classmates. In desperation, the woman tells her son that he can change the family’s terrible fortune through his own piety. So he joins a religious group with uncomfortably close ties to organized crime.

Director: Tso-chi Chang

Running Time: 98 minutes

Language: Mandarin (with English subtitles)