In person: Sung Hsin-yin, director
Pre-film reception at 6 pm
Watch the trailer.
The Freer|Sackler teams up with the Global Taiwan Institute for an evening of Taiwanese snacks, the delightful animated feature On Happiness Road, and director Sung Hsin-yin as our special guest. An “ambitious, affecting mix of history and nostalgia that avoids cheap sentimentality” (Clarence Tsui, Hollywood Reporter), Sung’s semi-autobiographical film covers decades of Taiwanese history through the eyes of an expatriate. Her return home following her grandmother’s death prompts bittersweet nostalgia and self-reflection. (Dir.: Sung Hsin-yin, Taiwan, 2017, 111 min., DCP, Mandarin with English subtitles)