Zinnia Flower Reviews
 
Taipei Times
“The film eschews elegiac cliches, but doesn’t evade pain and heartache. It tugs at the heartstrings with honesty, tenderness and intimacy.”
 http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2015/10/09/2003629607
 
South China Morning Post
“By leaving the histrionics aside and avoiding a didactic approach, Lin candidly chronicles the most painful hours of acceptance for his bereaved protagonists while revealing a deep-rooted compassion for them.” 
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/film-tv/article/1880099/film-review-zinnia-flower-tom-lins-serene-meditation-grief-and
 
 Time Out Hong Kong
“It’s a beautiful thing when movies tell the truth eloquently. Zinnia Flower presents the grieving process as sharp and raw, with little chatter or fidgeting. It is quietly documented in a mostly airtight storytelling experience, giving the film a sincerity few of its contemporaries manage to achieve.”
 http://www.timeout.com.hk/film/events/74836/zinnia-flower.html
 
Screen Daily
(This is not a review, but a very good interview with Tom Shu-Yu Lin)
 “We don’t talk about death in Taiwan – you’re only given a week off work when you lose a spouse – but when I showed people the script, they would start to share their own stories about loss and grieving. We’ve also found that this happened at the Q&A sessions in Taipei and here in Busan. I hope this film can become a gateway for people to open up.” 
http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/busan/tom-shu-yu-lin-talks-zinnia-flower/5095086.article