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Turning 18

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  • Taiwan
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87 min
  • Society
  • Lifestyle
  • Youth
  • Female
  • Family


Two girls in the bloom of youth meet at a vocational training program. Afterwards, their lives move on to completely different directions. They are both growing up in broken homes. Pei searches for hope in love, while Chen struggles to avoid her parents' fate. As they approach the age of 18, the undercurrents of their lives surface nearly overwhelming them.

This is a story about abandoment, but also about love and courage. Although the story coms from a remote area of Taiwan, it asks a question pondered the world over: how can an unloved life find strength of her own?

Festivals & Awards

2020 Taiwan International Documentary Festival - Taiwan Competition

2019 Taipei Film Awards - Press Award

2019 Hong Kong International Documentary Festival - Best Feature-length Chinese Doc

2019 Cinemasia Film Festival - Best Director

2018 Busan International Film Festival - Wide Angle: Documentary Showcase

2018 Sheffield International Documentary Festival

2018 Singapore International Film Festival


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