Mongrel

by Chiang Wei Liang

Synopsis

Logline

Oom has no papers or formal training but is good at caring for the elderly and disabled. When his situation as a caregiver in the mountains becomes too much for him, he has to choose between survival or dignity.

Specifications

Taiwan, Singapore, France  128 min.  4:3  2K  5.1 Taiwanese, Mandarin, Thai  1st Feature Film

Directed by

Chiang Wei Liang & Yin You Qiao

Executive Producers

Hou Hsiao-hsien, Liao Ching-sung, Jennifer Jao

Producers

Lai Weijie, Lynn Chen, Chu Yun-ting

Co- Producers

Marie Dubas, Elizabeth Wijaya

Main Cast

Wanlop Rungkumjad

Lu Yi-ching

Hong Yu-hung

Kuo Shu-wei

Atchara Sawan

Crew

DoP: Michaël Capron

Production Designer: Liv Ye Chih-wei

Editor: Dounia Sichov

Festivals

Directors’ Fortnight Cannes 2024

SPECIAL MENTION CAMÉRA D’OR

Press Quotes

The Guardian ****

written by Peter Bradshaw

“Zen-like tale of compassion and suffering among migrant care workers”


“Close attention is required for this sombre but impressive Taiwanese feature debut about exploited illegal staff, and their patients and gangmasters”

 

Screen Daily ****

Written by John Berra

“Chiang is among the crop of promising young filmmakers mentored by Hou Hsiao-hsien (credited here as an executive producer) and his approach recalls the distanced yet empathic observational sensibility of the recently retired Taiwanese master.”

“Mongrel is shot in boxy academy ratio by cinematographer Michaël Capron which affords a sense of claustrophobia in a mountainous region.”

DEADLINE

Written by Stephanie Bunbury

 

“There is a sense after seeing it, however, of having encountered greatness. That is a rarity, even in Cannes.”

Mongrel 5
Directors

Markets and Festivals

Marché du Film 2024