Erica Liu

Springtime

2013
runtime | 13:16
directed by Erica Liu
cinematography by John Paul Su
starring Huang Tsai Yu Chu

Xiao Zhu is an 86-year-old pork sung maker in rural Chia-Yi, Taiwan. Her “answering machine son” won’t return her calls and she yearns for change and adventure. So, one day, she packs up her life in a creaky blue suitcase and heads off to Taipei to find her “springtime.”

Awards & FestivalsNYU Tisch First Run Film Festival 2013 – Second Prize
Palm Springs International Shorts Fest 2013
DC Shorts Fest 2013
Heartland Film Festival 2013 – Crystal Heart Award
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2014
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2014

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photos by Georgia Fu (1-4) & Nevil Jackson (5)