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Doctor. 2006. Taiwan. Directed by Chung Mong-hong. In English, Mandarin, and Spanish; with English subtitles. 92 min.
The first film by renowned Taiwanese director and cinematographer Chung Mong-Hong is a sensitive, devastating portrait of Dr. Wen, a Taiwanese American doctor whose 13-year-old son died by suicide in their Iowa City home. Nearly 20 years later, we are introduced to Dr. Wen’s new life in Miami, following a move instigated by grief, as he treats a 12-year-old boy with lung cancer. With a style that feels omnipotent at times, Director Chung gently weaves together Dr. Wen’s reflections on his late son’s life and the journey of his new patient, resulting in a profound ballad to the precious nature of life and those we hold dear. Courtesy CreamFilm
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