Love Education

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Sylvia Chang

Country: China, Taiwan
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 120min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Cinema & China

Three generations of women grapple with the vagaries of love in this profoundly wise new film from Taiwanese writer-director-star Sylvia Chang.

After her mother passes, Huiying (Chang) determines that her parents should be buried together. The hitch is her father’s first wife, who has tended his grave for years, flatly rejects the arrangement, refusing to leave her perch upon the grave and enlisting a horde of angry villagers to help her cause. Thanks to Huiying’s TV producer daughter’s video of the event, the interfamilial fracas makes the local news. Meanwhile, Huiying’s campaign to unite her parents’ remains begins to reflect on her own marital doldrums.

With lush cinematography from Mark Lee (In the Mood For Love), uniformly exquisite performances and sympathies to all involved, Love Education speaks to universal longings and anxieties about impermanence, authenticity and the dictates of the heart.


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Director: Sylvia Chang
Producer: Patricia Chong
Screenwriter: Sylvia Chang, Xiaoying You
Executive Producer: Victoria Hon

Cinematographer: Ping Bin Lee
Editor: Matthieu Laclau

Cast: Sylvia Chang, Zhuangzhuang Tian, Yueting Lang, Ning Song, Yanshu Wu

Sylvia Chang

Sylvia Chang is a prolific actress, screenwriter and director from Chiayi, Taiwan. Her directorial credits include The Game They Called Sex (87), Tempting Heart (99) and 20:30:40 (04). Love Education (17) is her latest film.