A Piece of Cake

Movie (1 ep x 11 min)
2009
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A Piece of Cake

This exquisite black-and-white animated short poignantly explores a personal family story in an innovative fashion, and casts a nostalgic gaze at Taiwanese grassroots culture and history. David, a high school student in Taipei, has to finish a school assignment, which requires the students to conduct an oral interview with a senior family member. All his relatives live in the countryside far away from the city. Therefore, he urges his father to give him a ride to his grandfather’s. The two travel from the bustling city to a scenic small town in a rural area. While revisiting his hometown and childhood, his son’s simple assignment unexpectedly brings back precious memories, complex family history, and torrential tears for the father.

Source: Taiwan Cinema Toolkit

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