On the afternoon of Independence Day, 1996, a Taiwanese-American boy, Felix, posted a puzzling notice on the door of his bedroom. Three hours later, he ended his own life. Devastated by the tragedy, his father, Dr. Wen, left Iowa City, his home of twenty years, and moved to Miami, where the sunny, warm climate and the passage of time seem to have distanced him somewhat from the traumatic experience. But his grief persists. Six years later, Sebastian, a cancer patient from Peru, comes to receive treatment from him and brings alternative perspectives on life. This film focuses on the transience, conflicts, and mysteriousness of life through the stories of two adolescents of the same age.
About MADE IN TAIWAN:
Taiwan is a study in contrasts. Just off the southeast coast of China, this island-nation has developed a distinct and vibrant culture. Ancient traditions vie with modernity; its jagged mountains, deep gorges and urban landscapes provide plenty of inspiration to local filmmakers. Young filmmakers are creating diverse documentary and narrative films that explore social and environmental issues facing the country. MADE IN TAIWAN is a unique Link TV series of new films created in partnership with Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office. Watch this new film series and meet some of these energetic new directors like Zero Chou, Lin Tay-Jo, Chiang Hsiu-chiung and Cheng Wen-tang.