【看英文中國郵報學英文】導演鍾孟宏屢獲國內外獎項肯定，睽違3年，他即將於推出第5部新作《陽光普照》，8月14日第44屆多倫多國際影展更公佈《陽光普照》入選「當代電影世界單元」（Contemporary World Cinema），將於影展舉辦世界首映，並與許多知名導演一同角逐觀眾票選獎！
Chung Mong-Hong (鍾孟宏), a Taiwan film director, cinematographer, and screenwriter, is renowned both in Taiwan and internationally for his film productions. After three years, Chung has returned this year with his new film “A Sun” (《陽光普照》). On Aug. 14, the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced its Contemporary World Cinema lineup, the list of nominations, includes “A Sun,” which will be premiering at the festival.
Besides rising stars Wu Chien-Ho (巫建和), Liu Kuan-Ting (劉冠廷) and Hsu Greg Han (許光漢), prominent actors including Ivy Yin (尹馨), Wen Chen-Ling (温貞菱), Chen Yi-Wen (陳以文), and award-winning actress Ke Shu-Qin (柯淑勤), are all part of the cast. The film follows the struggles and helplessness of a family being torn apart when the youngest son is sent to a juvenile detention center. Dark humor gives the film some comical elements, but the storyline and outstanding acting will take the audience on an emotional rollercoaster.
Chung’s many notable works include his first drama ‘Parking’ (停車) in 2008, then in 2010 Chung won the Golden Horse Awards for Best Director with his second film ‘The Fourth Portrait’ (第四張畫). He continues to receive critical acclaim for the films ‘Soul’ (失魂) in 2013 and ‘Godspeed’ (一路順風) in 2016, gaining recognition outside of Taiwan and one of the few Taiwanese whose works have entered several international film festivals.
Chung pointed out that the title “A Sun” really grasps the film’s essence. “Sunlight is beautiful and we need it for survival,” he explained, “but under glaring sunlight, you find everyone hiding in the shade instead.” To which Chung hopes the audience notices the shadows of a complicated and less glorified human nature behind the touching family storyline. A Sun will be released on October 25th in Taiwan.