ASIAN FILM - News
11:00 - 5th April 2015, by NEO Staff

Exit

Taiwanese cinematographer Hsiang Chienn takes the director’s chair with his character-driven drama Exit. Chen Shiang-Chyi plays Ling, a woman in her 40s whose husband is away working in Shanghai, leaving her to deal with their rebellious and defiant teenage daughter (Wen Chen-Ling) and to look after her mother-in-law (Pai Ming-Hua) who is in hospital. While visiting the mother-in-law, Ling notices a young man in the same ward whose eyes are covered in bandages. His constant moaning elicits Ling’s desire to ease his discomfort and his reaction to her kindness provokes long dormant feelings in Ling.

“I’ve always believed that deep inside everyone’s heart lies one’s purest soul,” says Hsiang. “People become so entangled in a cocoon as they reach middle-age and can no longer hear the voice from the bottom of their hearts. We become used to the life we are living right now. However, if one day the cocoon should crack, what will the long-forgotten honesty look like?” Exit opens in cinemas on 24 April from Facet Film Distribution.

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