In the Morning of la Petite Mort
“In the Morning of la Petite Mort” by auteur Yu-Lin Wang is a cinematic discovery from unfortunately very troubled Taiwan. Inspired by the Malaysian born maestro Tsai Ming-liang, Wong Kar Wai, Shôhei Imamura and the truly missed Kim Ki-duk, this brilliantly constructed and scripted film uses the power of moving images and non-verbal communication rather than dialogue.
A food delivery driver is in love with a tender prostitute. He tries to seek closeness from her, but she suddenly disappears. Disheartened, he rejects the advances of Helen, a middle-aged Filipino cleaning lady who is often sexually harassed by the community superintendent, unknowingly pushing her into an abyss.
We’re very grateful and even proud to present this Taiwanese cinematic voice that tells us a story about the intertwined lives of people in a big city in the Taiwanese society – about forgiveness, (be)longing, social injustice, regrets, and the power of love.
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Filmograafia Fu hou qi ri (2010, co-dir), Long Fei Feng Wu (2012), Alifu: The Prince/ss (2017), In the Morning of La Petite Mort (2021)