Dear Ex

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Dear Ex
Dear Ex Netflix Edition poster.jpg
Traditional誰先愛上他的
Simplified谁先爱上他的
MandarinShéi Xiān Ài Shàng Tā De
LiterallyWho Started Loving Him First
Directed byMag Hsu
Hsu Chih-yen
Produced byLu Shih-yuan
Maggie Pan
Written byLu Shih-yuan
Mag Hsu
StarringRoy Chiu
Hsieh Ying-xuan
Spark Chen
Joseph Huang
Music byLee Ying-hung
CinematographyLin Chih-peng
Edited byLei Cheng-ching
Production
companies
Comic Communication Studio
Ocean Entertainment
Hervoice Concept
Dear Studio
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Medialink
Release date
  • November 2, 2018 (2018-11-02)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryTaiwan
LanguageMandarin

Dear Ex (Chinese: 誰先愛上他的) is a 2018 Taiwanese comedy-drama film co-directed by Mag Hsu and Hsu Chih-yen. It stars Roy Chiu, Hsieh Ying-xuan, Spark Chen and Joseph Huang.

The film received generally positive reviews from critics and was selected as the Taiwanese entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[1][2][3][4]

Synopsis[edit]

A teenager, Song Cheng-xi (Huang), becomes trapped in the middle of a bitter feud between his mother (Hsieh) and a free-spirited man (Chiu), who is both the lover and insurance beneficiary of Song's recently deceased father (Chen).

Cast[edit]

  • Roy Chiu as Jay
  • Hsieh Ying-xuan as Liu San-lian
  • Spark Chen as Song Zheng-yuan
  • Joseph Huang as Song Cheng-xi
  • Wanfang as Consultant
  • Allen Kao as Jay's mother
  • Yang Li-yin as San-lian's sister
  • Liang Cheng-chun as Stage manager
  • Wu Ting-chien as Director

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Recipients Result
3rd International Film Festival & Awards Macao Best Film Dear Ex Nominated
Mi Ying Spirit Movie Award Nominated
20th Taipei Film Awards Best Feature Film Won
Best Leading Actor Roy Chiu Won
Best Leading Actress Hsieh Ying-xuan Won
Press Award Dear Ex Won
55th Golden Horse Awards Best Feature Film Nominated
Best Leading Actor Roy Chiu Nominated
Best Leading Actress Hsieh Ying-xuan Won
Best New Performer Joseph Huang Nominated
Best New Director Mag Hsu and Hsu Chih-yen Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Lu Shih-yuan and Mag Hsu Nominated
Best Original Film Song Lee Ying-hung (Bali Song) Won
Best Film Editing Lei Cheng-ching Won
10th To Ten Chinese Films Festival Outstanding Film Dear Ex Won
Best Leading Actor Roy Chiu Nominated
Best Leading Actress Hsieh Ying-xuan Nominated
19th Chinese Film Media Awards Best Leading Actor Roy Chiu Nominated
Best Leading Actress Hsieh Ying-xuan Nominated
Best New Director Mag Hsu and Hsu Chih-yen Nominated
Faro Island Film Festival Best Film Dear Ex Nominated
Best Leading Actor Roy Chiu Won
Best Leading Actress Hsieh Ying-xuan Won
Best New Performer Joseph Huang Nominated
Best New Director Mag Hsu and Hsu Chih-yen Nominated
Best Screenplay Lu Shih-yuan and Mag Hsu Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Matthew (September 12, 2019). "Taiwan sends gay-themed comedy 'Dear Ex' to Oscars". Taiwan News. Retrieved September 28, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Davis, Rebecca (September 12, 2019). "Taiwan Submits Golden Horse Award Winner 'Dear Ex' to Oscar Race". Variety. Retrieved September 28, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (September 13, 2019). "Oscars: Mexico Selects 'The Chambermaid', Taiwan Opts For 'Dear Ex' In International Feature Race". Deadline. Retrieved September 28, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Chu, Karen (September 15, 2019). "Oscars: Taiwan Selects 'Dear Ex' for International Feature Film Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 28, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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