On The Happiness Road (幸福路上)
Title: On The Happiness Road (幸福路上)
Time: 9.15pm,12th April 2019
Venue: Curzon Bloomsbury
2017, 111min, Taiwan
Language: Taiwanese, Mandarin
About the film
Against a backdrop of political events in Taiwan over thirty years from the mid seventies, Hsin-Ying Sun’s film paints a moving and thoughtful picture of one woman’s quest for identity and personal fulfilment in a constantly changing environment.
Chi earned her American dream after persevering with her studies in Taiwan and moving to the US where she marries an American and becomes a US citizen. Following the death of her grandmother, a wise member of the Amis tribe who had always been her source of advice and knowledge, Chi returns to her family on Happiness Road, where she begins to feel nostalgic about her childhood and starts to contemplate the meaning of “life” and “home”. What is happiness? Will Chi find her own happiness?