Taste of Wild Tomato (2021)

Country: Taiwan

Ranking: #99999

Duration: 2 hr. 4 min.

Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

Taste of Wild Tomato (2021)


Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is one of the areas that suffered the most from the February 28 incident in 1947. After the uprising against discrimination and the oppression of the Kuomintang ended with a disastrous massacre, people were banned from talking about the February 28 incident in Taiwan for 40 years. As soon as the martial law was lifted, director Hou Hsiao Hsien was the first to inform the world of the incident through A City of Sadness(1989). More than 30 years later, director Lau Kek Huat recalls the collective memories of the people of Kaohsiung about the February 28 incident. Taste of Wild Tomato begins with the history of Kaohsiung, which was an important military base for the Japanese army during the Japanese occupation, and tends to the deep scars of the survivors, their descendants, and their descendants’ descendants. The memories of the incident are everywhere like wild tomatoes in Kaohsiung, and the director traverses those spaces and memories with wide strides and a supple gait.

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