Taiwan short film nominated for Crystal Bear at Berlin film festival

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/10
By: Lin Yu-li and William Yen

Lin I-ju (林誼如, second left)

Berlin, Feb. 9 (CNA) The Taiwanese short film “Dian Jiao Jian” (Tiptoe) has been nominated for a Crystal Bear award in the Generation Kplus competition at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), being held Feb. 7-17, according to the event’s website.

The award presentation of the competition, which is designed for young audiences and awarded by a children’s jury of 11 children aged between 11 and 14, is scheduled to take place Feb. 16.

Dian Jiao Jian focuses the cinematic lens on a 10-year-old girl, Jiajia, and her 7-year-old brother in the absence of their mother, according to the Berlinale website.

The 17-minute film centers on how Jiajia bravely shoulders the responsibilities of an older sister by walking her brother to school and taking care of household chores through the day-to-day emptiness left by their mother’s absence.    [FULL  STORY]

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