Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Life of Never End Co.Ltd (2009)
An audience's favorite at the 2009 Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwanese director Looloo Lu's (assistant director for idol drama Honey and Clover) directorial debut Life of Never End Co. Ltd. tugs at heartstrings, making the audience laugh and weep, often at the same time. The touching drama tells the simple story of a seven-year-old girl (Sandy Lin) and her granny (acclaimed actress Lu Yi Ching). Taipei girl Chi Ting is forced to stay with her granny in Kaohsiung when her parents leave her there one day. In Chi Ting's eyes, granny is a weirdo, what with her Taoist medium profession and her claim that she's the director of the so-called "Life of Never End Co. Ltd." Chi Ting wishes to go back to Taipei to find her parents, so she begins to sneak away, only to be caught by the pesky granny every single time. It is 20 years later when Chi Ting finally finds out the secret to granny's "immortality"...