Stairway

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Wu Chung-tien
2014 / 30 min
In Mandarin with Chi & Eng Subtitles

Synopsis
For our elderly protagonist, the long steps leading to the grave of her husband during Ching Ming Festival is a route that must be taken every year. As she climbed the same steps this year, she realized her physical stamina was starting to fail her and her grandchildren also forbade their grandmother walk up hill any more. This relentless grandmother therefore took one year to work on her stamina so that she could climb the steps again and visit her beloved partner.

Director's Profile
Wu Chung-tien graduated from the Graduate School of Applied Media Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts. His work, Stairway, has won the Best Asian short film of the Busan International Film Festival.