Taiwan | 2014 | Color | Drama | 107 min 


寒蟬效應 / 不能说的夏天 / Hanchan Xiaoying

DCP | Chinese | 24 fps | 2.39:1 | DOLBY 5.1


22 years old Pai arrives in the small town of Taitung to pursue a music degree. For the first time in her life she is free from the fetters of her mother, and can pursue her dream of becoming a musician. There, she meets Mu-Hung a student who’s in love with her, but doesn’t know how to tell her. City girls are so complicated!

Meanwhile, her fascinating music teacher, Mr Lee, soon forces her into a pervert relationship.

 FESTIVALS, selective list

- New Taipei City FF 2014, Opening film

- Busan IFF 2014, New Currents Competition

- Göteborg IFF 2014

- Hanoi IFF 2014

- Taipei Golden Horse FF 2014

- Singapore Chinese FF 2015

- LA Asian Pacific FF 2015

- Shanghai IFF 2015

- Vancouver Taiwanese FF 2015

- MIC Genero, Mexico, 2015




- Golden Horse Awards, 2014 (Nominated):

      Best Supporting Actor: Leon DAI

      Best Cinematography: Mark Lee Ping Bin

      Best Original Film Song

- Shanghai IFF, 2015:

      Best Actor at the Asian New Talents Awards

Chinese Film (Ningbo·Cixi) Festival 2015      CCF Award : Outstanding Film - Youth Film Handbook Award 2017     Best Achievement in Directing/ Top Ten Films








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Vivian HSU, KUO Tsai Chieh, Leon DAI,

Alyssa CHIA    

HSU Kun Hua 

Mark LEE Ping Bin

MAN Chiming

TU Duu Chih

Annie LO

YANG Chuan Hsin

HSU Hsiao Ming 

Isabelle GLACHANT, CHANG Chih Wei

QIU Min, LI Yuting, Leer CHENG

Coolie Films, Stellar Mega Films Ltd.

Ruby CHEN, QIN Hong

SHEN Hao, Charles HU, LIN Tien Kuei

21st Century Media Group

Taipei Postproduction Corp.

Arrow Cinematic Group

Asian Shadows 


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