Unfulfilled Dreams

FILM INFO

Original Title

願未央

Year

2022

Film Status

Duration

114 min

THEME / GENRE

BIOGRAPHY / LITERATURE / ROMANCE

Director

CHU T’ien-wen

Producer

HOU Hsiao-hsien

Cast

Production Company

Fisfisa Media

Festivals & Awards

Participation Goal

Sales
International Distribution
Festival Screening

Renowned writer CHU T’ien-wen directed the documentary and recreated the glory days of the literary CHU family.

Under a sweet osmanthus tree lived an ordinary family, and in their house was a cache of correspondences between the father, novelist CHU Hsi-ning, and the mother, translator LIU Musha. Not quite love letters, these correspondences speak of great ambitions through words such as “literature alone must not be ordinary.” The Chu family’s three daughters compare and connect their parents’ works with childhood memories, reading aloud the letters from their youth, as though from the story of a thousand and one nights, searching through and overturning boxes and chests for the origins of the family’s memories, unleashing a current of faded times. Unfulfilled Dreams is the directorial debut of the eldest of the Chu daughters, CHU T’ien-wen. The husband and wife lived a simple life, but always held on to the belief that literature must not be ordinary, a belief that is still faithfully pursued by their daughters with pen and paper.

SALES CONTACT

Company

Creative Century Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Contact

Sarah TAN

Email

[email protected]

Tel

+886 2 2543 1000

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