A man searches for the amulet his mother gave him before he left for America. He embarks on a surreal journey where he faces his regrets as well as his new future. Writer/director Kun-Yu Lai perfectly captures the sorrow that lies within the immigrant experience, where starting anew creates both tragedy and opportunity.

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About the filmmaker: Graduated from Chapman University Film Production, Kun-Yu Lai is a multi-functional filmmaker base in the U.S. Using emotional connections as bones and Taiwanese elements as fresh, he dedicates making films to discuss the people and the society. His works have been selected by San Diego Asian Film Festival, Bolton Film Festival, and The Lift-off Sessions.

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DIRECT TO TAIWAN SHORTS

This shorts program celebrates the diversity and bold storytelling one can find in contemporary Taiwanese cinema.

DIRECT TO TAIWAN

With new support from Taiwan Academy, CAAMFest 2021 is proud to showcase four film including two features and two shorts. Explore the rich diversity of Taiwanese cinema in this dynamic collection of stories.

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