A Time to Live, a Time to Die

This depiction of childhood and adolescence draws heavily from the filmmaker’s own boyhood. Like many of their compatriots, Hou’s family moved from the mainland to Taiwan in 1948 and was unable ever to return. The film focuses on the widening generation gap in a family cut off from its cultural heritage.

Release Date: 5 December 1988

Runtime: 118 min

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Director: Jia-hua Lao

A Time to Live, a Time to Die

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