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Love Education (2017) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) DVD Region 3

Sylvia Chang (Writer, Actor, Director) | Tian Zhuang Zhuang (Actor) | Lang Yue Ting (Actor) | Rene Liu (Actor)
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Thirteen years after 20 30 40, Sylvia Chang again examines the relationships and viewpoints of women of different generations in Love Education. Chang writes, directs and stars in the perceptive drama about how three women in one family deal with love, loss, duty and discord. Love Education won Best Screenplay at the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards and Best Actress at the 12th Asian Film Awards. Chang represents the middle-aged generation while Lan Yueting plays her headstrong daughter and Wu Yanshu plays her father's first wife.

Qiu Huiying (Sylvia Chang) is in a particularly irritable and emotional state as she nears retirement and confronts the passing of her mother. Believing that her mother's dying wish is to be buried with her late father, she travels to her father's provincial hometown with her husband (Tian Zhuangzhuang) and daughter Weiwei (Lang Yueting). Huiying wants to move her father's ancestral grave but Nana (Wu Yanshu), her father's first arranged wife, refuses to allow it. Nana has spent her entire life waiting and fulfilling her duties to a husband who left her behind soon after their marriage, and tending the grave is all she has left. Weiwei, who works at a TV station, brings a camera along and begins to make a story out of her mother and Nana's dispute. The lingering conflicts of the older generation shake Weiwei's already rocky relationships with her mother and her boyfriend.

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Product Title: Love Education (2017) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) 相愛相親 (2017) (DVD) (台灣版) 相爱相亲 (2017) (DVD) (台湾版) Love Education (2017) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) Love Education (2017) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version)
Artist Name(s): Sylvia Chang (Actor) | Tian Zhuang Zhuang (Actor) | Lang Yue Ting (Actor) | Rene Liu (Actor) | Wang Zhi Wen (Actor) | Geng Le (Actor) | Li Xue Jian (Actor) | Sitar Tan (Actor) | Wu Yan Shu (Actor) | Song Zhu Feng (Actor) 張艾嘉 (Actor) | 田壯壯 (Actor) | 郎 月婷 (Actor) | 劉若英 (Actor) | 王 志文 (Actor) | 耿樂 (Actor) | 李雪健 (Actor) | 譚維維 (Actor) | 吳 彥姝 (Actor) | 宋 寧峰 (Actor) 张艾嘉 (Actor) | 田壮壮 (Actor) | 郎 月婷 (Actor) | 刘若英 (Actor) | 王 志文 (Actor) | 耿乐 (Actor) | 李雪健 (Actor) | 谭维维 (Actor) | 吴 彦姝 (Actor) | 宋 宁峰 (Actor) 張艾嘉(シルビア・チャン) (Actor) | 田壮壮(ティエン・チュアンチュアン) (Actor) | Lang Yue Ting (Actor) | 劉若英(レネ・リウ) (Actor) | 王志文 (ワン・チーウェン) (Actor) | 耿樂(グン・ロー) (Actor) | 李雪健(リー・シュエチェン) (Actor) | 譚維維(タン・ウェイウェイ) (Actor) | Wu Yan Shu (Actor) | Song Zhu Feng (Actor) Sylvia Chang (Actor) | Tian Zhuang Zhuang (Actor) | Lang Yue Ting (Actor) | Rene Liu (Actor) | Wang Zhi Wen (Actor) | Geng Le (Actor) | Li Xue Jian (Actor) | Sitar Tan (Actor) | Wu Yan Shu (Actor) | Song Zhu Feng (Actor)
Director: Sylvia Chang 張艾嘉 张艾嘉 張艾嘉(シルビア・チャン) Sylvia Chang
Writer: Sylvia Chang 張艾嘉 张艾嘉 張艾嘉(シルビア・チャン) Sylvia Chang
Release Date: 2018-12-07
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Taiwan, China
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 120 (mins)
Publisher: Deltamac (Taiwan) Co. Ltd (TW)
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1070689553

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她相信一輩子 我相信一句話 你只相信一剎那 張艾嘉獻給所有女人的一封情書 這是個關於三位不同年齡段的女人的愛情故事,首先是年近30的女兒薇薇已到適婚年齡,愛情面臨被「過去」陰影介入的危機,工作也無法獲得母親理解;慧英則是即將退休的中年女性,她承擔著自己母親過世之後的一切安排,和丈夫之間相互依賴卻有情感溝通問題;至於年近90的姥姥孤獨生活幾十年,卻因為慧英突然造訪,勾出一段昔日心酸戀情。三代女人因為同一事件產生交集,卻牽扯出不同的生活與愛情觀。

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導 演:張艾嘉
演 員:張艾嘉 田壯壯 朗月婷 吳彥姝
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December 21, 2018

At first glance, Sylvia Chang has made movies similar to Love Education. Her latest film is a comedy-drama focusing on three generations of women, while her earlier 20:30:40 (2004) covered the experiences of three women at different life stages. Also, many of her films deal with relationships, family, womanhood or a combination of the three – which is a workable, if very succinct description of Love Education. But generalizing the film this way is dismissive. Chang may be devoted to particular themes, but her strength as a filmmaker lies in her ability to create fully realized characters through a balance of personality, situation and nuance. Sylvia Chang movies feature more than characters – these are fleshed-out people, and it takes rare talent to sketch them onscreen in such a precise, compelling fashion.

The central conflict in Love Education has cultural implications, but the script portrays it in more universal terms. When her mother dies, middle-aged Qiu Huiying (Sylvia Chang) claims to have heard her mother’s last wish: To be buried alongside her husband. However, Huiying's father is buried in his hometown under the watch of Nana (Wu Yanshu), his first wife, and she has no intention of seeing his remains relocated. When Huiying arrives in town, Nana plants herself on his grave as an obstruction, sending the whole situation into an uproar. So begins the battle between the women, as they seek legal paperwork and personal support, with some self-reflection coming for both. Decisions are made about Huiying's father, but that outcome becomes secondary to the personal journeys that the women take.

The third lead is Weiwei (Lang Yueting), Huiying's daughter who's looking to move out of the family flat and in with her rocker boyfriend Da (Song Ning). Weiwei has her own journey, and it fittingly is one that Huiying and perhaps even Nana have already completed. Women having shared experiences is not an uncommon idea, but Chang doesn’t explain her film so simply. Love Education could have been a sitcom or a tearjerker, but it downplays labored plot devices or epiphanies in favor of more natural moments that play out in lightly dramatic or comedic fashion. Chang's subtle storytelling is deceptive; while the film might seem to meander, each moment or detail eventually reveals itself to be representative of a character or their journey. The script features callbacks and parallels that feel surprising and earned, rather than gimmicky. As Chang gently weaves her narrative threads together, the humor and pathos flow from the script sublimely.

Chang acquits herself marvelously in the lead, showing that Huiying's flaws and strengths may indeed come from the same place, while Lang Yueting and Wu Yanshu impress in their younger and older roles, respectively. Supporting performances are strong (especially from film director Tian Zhuangzhuang as Huiying's husband), and star cameos add extra fun for plugged-in Chinese cinema audiences. The production plays a key role. The characters occupy lived-in, deglamorized spaces, while Mark Lee's cinematography imbues the settings and emotions with a warm, realistic glow. Despite occasional showy story devices (e.g., the film's climax takes place on a tabloid TV show where the women confront each other), Love Education resolves itself quietly, with earned changes and some acknowledgement of unresolved issues. There's a realistic weight to the film, which Chang's lighter touch better conveys than scripted messages ever could. Besides lessons on love and family, Love Education can teach us a little something about good filmmaking.

by Kozo - LoveHKFilm.com

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