2009. Taiwan. Rich Lee. 96 min.
Sunday, December 13, 2009, 5:45 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2009. Taiwan. Directed by Rich Lee. With Lola Amaria, Banlop Lomnoi, May Kuei-Mei Yang. Setia and Supayong are illegal workers in Taiwan. Setia works as domestic help to support her child and family back in Indonesia, while Supayong, from Thailand, takes on odd jobs to scrape together a living. Even as they enter a tentative love affair, the constant fear of deportation threatens to overwhelm them. Lee’s finely tuned debut film acutely captures the precarious plight of migrant workers, and the characters’ yearning for connection and a better life. In Mandarin; English subtitles. 96 min.