★ Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Film Score and Best Styling at the 2023 Golden Horse Awards
★ Produced by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, performed by Liu Kuan-Ting and Bai Run-Yin
In 1989. Eleven-year-old Liao Jie and his father have been saving money, hoping that they will be able to buy a home of their own in three years. However, they fail to notice that the world is rapidly changing. The property prices have rocketed and in the blink of an eye, their savings are not enough. In frustration, Liao Jie comes to realize the harsh reality of being poor. In contrast to his father, their landlord who people call “Old Fox” emerges as a winner and he seems to be a better mentor to Liao Jie. Old Fox teaches Liao Jie how to survive in society, and that is something his father has never taught him.
Cast：Bai Run-Yin, Liu Kuan-Ting, Akio Chen, Eugenie Liu, Mugi Kadowaki, Chien-Wei Huang
About the Director
Born in Taiwan, Hsiao Ya-Chuan graduated from the Fine Arts Department at the National Institute of Arts. His first feature film, Mirror Image (2000), was selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival 2001 and won numerous awards, including Best First Feature at Torino Film Festival, Best Film of the Year and Most Promising Director of the Year at Taipei Film Awards 2000. His second feature, Taipei Exchanges (2010), won the Audience Choice Award and Best Music at Taipei Film Awards 2010 and other awards. He directed a segment of 10+10, which was selected for Panorama at Berlinale 2012. His third feature, Father to Son (2018), won the Big Screen Award Competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018. Old Fox is Hsiao’s latest feature.