52nd edition

Heartbreak Island

Fortnight 1995, Feature film, 1 h 58

Synopsis

Taiwan in the 70s, seeing the end of an old political reign and foreseeing a time of upheavals. Lin-lang witnesses her lover’s participation in a big political rally heralding the glory of democratic movements. Her dissident lover is later persecuted and jailed. Devastated by rumours of his death, Lin-lang becomes a radical and is captured and sentenced for 13 years. Set free, she learns too late her lover is still alive and is married with a child. Her old comrades are on the other hand facing new challenges from a changed world. Ideal lost, love lost… Lin-lang has to face the most critical moment of her life, all alone…

Casting

  • Chang Ching-ju
  • King Jieh-wen
  • Tsai Chen-nan
  • Vicky Wei

Team

Screenplay
Cheng-Kuo, John S. C. Chiang d’après “Last Winter” de Tong Nien

Image
Yang Wei-han

Sound
Tu Duu-chih

Editing
Chen Bo-wen

Music
Chyi Chin & the Red Band

Set decoration
Chang Hung

Production

Production : Hsu Hsiao-Ming Films, Taipei, Taïwan

Title in Original Version : L'ile du chagrin