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不能没有你 (No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti / Cannot Live Without You)
dir. Leon Dai
Taiwan, 2009, 85 minutes
Hakka, Min Nan, and Mandarin, with English sub-titles

Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 7:00 pm
Join us for this excellent example of modern Taiwanese cinema on September 17th. Presented in association with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada. Free admission! Reception to follow.

Li Wu-hisung lives in a harbor zone in Taiwan with his small daughter. He doesn't have a job, so he takes on risky tasks on boats to earn money. When he tries to do the right thing and enroll his daughter in a school, the government decides it's in the child's best interest to remove her from his care. He does everything he can to get her back, leading to a desperate standoff. Based on a true story, Live has captured many national awards and was Taiwan’s entrant to the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language category in 2010.
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