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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE NARRATIVE

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW?

TFF 2013 Directed by Arvin Chen
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW? [TFF 2013]
Straitlaced optometrist Weichung is finding the typical married life difficult, as his wife, Feng, unfulfilled by her white-walled office job and spurred on by her mother, pushes him for a second child. Then he bumps into an old friend from his gay past, setting off an unexpected array of dormant emotions. Meanwhile, his sister Mandy flees her sad sack fiancé San-San, coping via comfort food and the fantastical appearance of a soap opera star on her couch.

Arvin Chen’s sophomore feature is a fresh and playful comedy about the brave fronts put forward in the search for a satisfying family life and job. Whimsy is never far from this story, both through the appropriately sappy soundtrack and several dream-like touches: not just a soap opera star, but one character whose retirement is symbolized by his magical floating away on an umbrella and a breakout karaoke sequence reinforced by the title Shirelles song. Outstanding performances by Richie Ren and singer Mavis Fan as the central married couple help Chen find a true emotional core, especially in the heartrending moment when Feng realizes the truth about her husband’s dalliances, inspiring a charming look at what happens in a traditional society when you seek a big change.

—Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
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Drama, Relationships
Straitlaced optometrist Weichung is finding the typical married life difficult, as his wife, Feng, unfulfilled by her white-walled office job and spurred on by her mother, pushes him for a second child. Then he bumps into an old friend from his gay past, setting off an unexpected array of dormant emotions. Meanwhile, his sister Mandy flees her sad sack fiancé San-San, coping via comfort food and the fantastical appearance of a soap opera star on her couch.

Arvin Chen’s sophomore feature is a fresh and playful comedy about the brave fronts put forward in the search for a satisfying family life and job. Whimsy is never far from this story, both through the appropriately sappy soundtrack and several dream-like touches: not just a soap opera star, but one character whose retirement is symbolized by his magical floating away on an umbrella and a breakout karaoke sequence reinforced by the title Shirelles song. Outstanding performances by Richie Ren and singer Mavis Fan as the central married couple help Chen find a true emotional core, especially in the heartrending moment when Feng realizes the truth about her husband’s dalliances, inspiring a charming look at what happens in a traditional society when you seek a big change.

—Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Film Information
Year: 2013
Length: 101 minutes
Language: Korean, Mandarin
Country: Taiwan R.O.C.
Premiere: North American
Cast & Credits
Director: Arvin Chen
Screenwriter: Arvin Chen
Producer: Lieh Lee, Roger Huang
Editor: Justin Guerrieri
Cinematographer: Hsia Shao-Yu
Executive Producer: Lieh Lee, Roger Huang
Composer: Hsu Wen
Cast: Richie Jen, Mavis Fan, Stone, Kimi Hsia, Lawrence Ko, Wong Ka-Lok
Contacts

Print Source
Philo Wu
1 Production Film Co.
Taipei, 104
Phone: +886 277 302 556
film.philo.wu@gmail.com

US Sales Contact
Frederick Tsui
Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited
Hong Kong, none
Phone: +85 22 302 3810
frederick_tsui@mediaasia.com

International Sales Contact
Frederick Tsui
Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited
Hong Kong, none
Phone: +85 22 302 3810
frederick_tsui@mediaasia.com

Press Contact
Philo Wu
1 Production Film Co.
Taipei, 104
Phone: +886 277 302 556
film.philo.wu@gmail.com

Press Contact
Claire Weingarten
Film Movement
New York, 10001
Phone: 2129417744
claire@filmmovement.com

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About the Director(s)
ARVIN CHEN is a graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. His thesis film, Mei, won the Silver Bear at the 2007 Berlin Film Festival, and his first feature, Au revoir Taipei, earned the 2010 NETPAC Award from the same festival. In 2011, he directed Lane 256 for the omnibus film project 10+10.

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