STARRY STARRY NIGHT ( 星空 ) - Chicago Premiere
Directed by: Tom Lin Shu-yu
Cinematigraoger: Jack Pollack
Starring: Jiao Su, Gwei Lun, Harlem Yu and Rene Liu
Film Source: China Lion Distribution
2012, Taiwan, 120 min., Mandarin w/English subtitles
Sunday, March 6, 2:00 PM, the Wilmette Theatre
Synposis: 12-year-old Mei grew up with her grandparents in the mountains, but now lives with her parents in the city. Her parents constantly fight and she is ignored at home. Mei withdraws into her own wolrd and imagination. One day Mei meets transfer student Lee. Mei takes a liking to Lee who seems as withdrawn to the world as Mei. After Mei saves Lee from bullies their friendship becomes real. As Mei home life worsens and her parents announce their announce, Mei turns to Lee and plan their escape….
The film was one of the film festivals favorites and between 2011 & 2012, it was presented at the Busan International Film Festival, Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Osaka Asian Film Festival, Pan-Asian Film Festival in London, New York Asian Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival, Fantasia Film Festival and San Diego Asian Film Festival.