Cast: Tender Huang, Yuhua Sung
At a suicide hotel in Taipei, a receptionist (played by Tender Huang) and a hotel guest (played by Vivian Sung) find their lives crossing at an unexpected intersection. As he begins to defy hotel guidelines and as her emotions begin to rapidly complexify, the pair form an unusual friendship — one that is necessarily transient and yet, perhaps resultantly, strangely profound. Directed by KEFF, TAIPEI SUICIDE STORY tells a gripping tale that reflects on the confluence of unshakeable isolation and genuine human connection — and how the stakes of that relationship are heightened at the precipice that delineates between life and death, and across the immutable passage of time.
TAIPEI SUICIDE STORY, a film by KEFF won the Slamdance 2021 Narrative Grand Jury Prize Award, Audience Award and Acting Prize for the star of the film, Tender Huang.
About the filmmaker: KEFF is a Taiwanese American writer/director and a recent graduate of the NYU Graduate Film program. His first short, “Secret Lives of Asian at Night”, was supported by the Spike Lee Film Fellowship, and award the Jury Prize for Best Asian American Film by the Director’s Guild of America.
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.