A Summer at Grandpa's
|A Summer at Grandpa's|
|Directed by||Hou Hsiao-hsien|
|Written by||Chu T’ien-wen
|Music by||Edward Yang|
This film is inspired by screenwriter Chu T’ien-wen's childhood memories, and the first part of Hou's coming-of-age trilogy, followed by The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985) and Dust in the Wind (1986).
A young boy, Dong-Dong and his sister spend a summer vacation at their grandparents' house in the country while their mother recuperates from an illness; they while away the hours climbing trees, swimming in a stream, searching for missing cattle, and coming uneasily to grips with the enigmatic and sometimes threatening realities of adult life.
A Summer at Grandpa's continues to receive positive reviews from critics. Of four reviews counted by Rotten Tomatoes, all were favorable.
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