Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Ho Chao-ti. Taiwan. 2018, 86 mins. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Born into a legacy of classism, poverty, and institutional racism, two native Taiwanese girls meet at a vocational training program, hoping for a better future. Filming over several years, Ho Chao-ti chronicles two different paths for these children of broken homes: Pei tries to build a life out of a loving relationship, while Chen struggles to extricate herself from her family’s troubles and syndromes. Sensitive, revealing, and deeply moving, Turning 18 is a dual portrait of young women fighting harder than most will ever have to, just to come of age. North American premiere.
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