The Home Promised
Directed by Betty Xie
THE HOME PROMISED focuses on an urban neighbourhood on the brink of demolition – the Shaoxing neighbourhood in Taipei, Taiwan – whose story encapsulates the dilemma faced by a generation of Taiwanese torn between their ideological stance as mainlanders and the reality of losing their long promised home. Facing eviction, elderly residents of Shaoxing band together and find a home they never knew they had. Winner of Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival’s pitch competition.