Hear Me

Hear Me

2DCS/ES15
Director:Cheng Fenfen
Cast:Ivy Chen, Eddie Peng, Michelle Chen
Premiere:7. December 2021
Length:109 minutes
Genre:Drama

Filmasia: Hear Me (Hear Me)

2DCS/ES
Malý sál neadresné

7. 12. Tuesday

120,00 16:00

Director: Cheng Fenfen  •  Cast: Ivy Chen, Eddie Peng, Michelle Chen

Hear me proves that even a well-established genre of romantic comedy may become a space for experimenting, in this particular case, experimenting with spoken language, or rather its absence. Director and screenplay writer Cheng Fenfen together with producer Peggy Chiao raise the issue of whether it is possible to shoot a film about the hearing-impaired using a sign language and still communicate to the audience strong emotions of romantic love. The limited use of a spoken language does not, in any way, handicap the love story, quite the contrary! The classical rom-com concept filled with speeches, cries and wordy expressions of love is here replaced with silent glances and gentle gestures. It is silence where the sensitivity of the filmmakers’ approach is most apparent. All the more combined with specifically Taiwanese physical comedy and overly expressive acting style of the main duo - superstar Eddie Peng as Tian-Kuo, a delivery boy in a family-run restaurant, and hearing-impaired Yang Yang played by the talented Ivy Chen. They also made it possible for Hear me to make a unique journey within the genre of melodrama practically without words. There’s no love like quiet love!

The screening of this film is followed by a short documentary film Yilan, a Taste of Home (18 min).

Length: 109 min

Year: 2009
Local premiere date: 7. December 2021
World premiere date: 28. August 2009

Country of origin:

  • Taiwan
2DCS/ES

7. 12. Tuesday

120,00 16:00

Director: Cheng Fenfen  •  Cast: Ivy Chen, Eddie Peng, Michelle Chen

Hear me proves that even a well-established genre of romantic comedy may become a space for experimenting, in this particular case, experimenting with spoken language, or rather its absence. Director and screenplay writer Cheng Fenfen together with producer Peggy Chiao raise the issue of whether it is possible to shoot a film about the hearing-impaired using a sign language and still communicate to the audience strong emotions of romantic love. The limited use of a spoken language does not, in any way, handicap the love story, quite the contrary! The classical rom-com concept filled with speeches, cries and wordy expressions of love is here replaced with silent glances and gentle gestures. It is silence where the sensitivity of the filmmakers’ approach is most apparent. All the more combined with specifically Taiwanese physical comedy and overly expressive acting style of the main duo - superstar Eddie Peng as Tian-Kuo, a delivery boy in a family-run restaurant, and hearing-impaired Yang Yang played by the talented Ivy Chen. They also made it possible for Hear me to make a unique journey within the genre of melodrama practically without words. There’s no love like quiet love!

The screening of this film is followed by a short documentary film Yilan, a Taste of Home (18 min).

Year: 2009
Local premiere date: 7. December 2021
World premiere date: 28. August 2009

Country of origin:

  • Taiwan
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