(You ma cai zi)
by Wan Jen
Director: Wan Jen
Script: Liao Huiying, Hou Hsiao-hsien
Cinematography: Lin Tsan-ting
Editing: Liao Ching-song
Sound: Tu Duu-chih
Music: Cai Zhengbin
Cast: Ko I-chen, Chen Chiu-yen, Li Shuping, Lai Denan, Tarcy Su, Yan Ching-kuo, Dan Yang
Production: City Films Ltd.
35 mm, Colour, 115 min
OV Mandarin with French Subtitles
With kind support of Taipei's representative office in Paris
Hsin-Chin, the daughter of a rich family, has married a poor young man and given birth to several children among whom a daughter named Ah Fei. Despite her critical financial situation and the unfaithfulness of her husband, she keeps her role as a traditional woman being indulgent with her sons, but strict with her daughter. Ah Fei grows up in this environment and yet feels great compassion for her parents. When she becomes a modern educated woman, she refuses to succumb to her mother's fatalism and marries the man she loves.
Hou Hsiao-hsien is the co-scriptwriter of this film.