HSIAO Ya-chuan (1967, Taiwan) was educated at the Fine Art Department of the National Institute of Arts in Taiwan. His first feature-length film, Mirror Image (2000), was selected in the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes in 2001 and won numerous awards. Father to Son (2018) will be his third feature, and will premiere at IFFR.
Hsiao Ya-chuan at IFFR
Father to Son
On his 60th birthday, Van Pao-te is told he is seriously ill. Together with his son, he goes in search of the father who abandoned him as a child. Past and future revolve around the present like a whirlpool in this calm, well-thought-out family story with subtle references to Taiwanese history.