Short Film Review: My Sister (2021) by Pan Ke-yin

Largely recognized by his jobs as editor in movies like “Lady’s Revenge”, and the sequence “Until Loss of life Do Us Half”, Pan Ke-yin can also be a filmmaker. “My Sister”, the primary manufacturing of his personal firm Ke-Yin Movie, obtained Funds for Quick Movies by the Ministry of Tradition, and was chosen into the Ahead Taiwan Program of the twenty third Taipei Movie Competition, earlier than it discovered its method to Osaka.

My Sister is screening at Osaka Asian Film Festival

The story revolves round Hsiao-chun, a 18-year-old girl, member of a household of 4, who’s about to begin her college days. Hsiao-chun is sort of achieved, regardless of her age, having actually good grades, retaining a job at a name heart, and maintaining an admirer/boyfriend who appears notably keen on her. Her solely downside is her little brother, Hsia-zai, whom she shares a bed room with, who by no means appears to cease having fun with torturing her. Both by taking part in his flute in her ears whereas she is sleeping, or mocking her throughout intimate instances together with her boyfriend, the younger boy is a real nuisance. One evening, nevertheless, the woman overhears her mother and father talking and a horrible secret is revealed, which quickly places her complete household life into perspective, with the negligence she felt coming from her mom and father beginning to make sense in her thoughts. Simply earlier than she is able to go away for a college in Taipei, one other twist involves the fore, in the direction of the wrong way this time.

Pan Ke-yin basically directs a drama that makes a really fascinating remark, that members of the family love and look after one another, even when at instances, this doesn’t look like the case, and conjunctively, that generally, you may love your loved ones even when you don’t notably like them. The best way he builds the trail to this remark is great, in a “issues will worsen earlier than they get higher” trend, which cements within the scene with the four-person using a motorbike and the goodbye on the station, each of that are actually touching of their presentation.

The second nice side of the film is the general depiction of the working-class household in rural Taiwan, which is each life like, as within the presentation of their condominium and the workplace the protagonist works for instance, and picturesque within the surrounding space. Moreover, the small moments he catches Hsiao-chun displaying her emotions to the digicam are equally spectacular, additionally highlighting the wonderful performing by Huang Pei-chi. The identical applies to Chu Yi-min’s Hsia-zai, who succeeds in presenting a slightly annoying baby to the fullest.

Plans for the 25-minute “My Sister” to develop to a characteristic model titled “My Household” are already in movement, and, personally, I’m actually wanting ahead to it, for the reason that brief is already nice.



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