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The Taste of Ginger

France, Taiwan202135mincolorFiction

Zhiwei and Shufen, a Taiwanese couple in their late forties, lost their child. Their daily lives seem empty, stained with sadness. They cannot talk to each other about their wounds or even comfort each other. One night, suffering from painful emotions, Zhiwei meets her ex-girlfriend Amanda who now became a writer. He visits her residence during her visit to Taiwan. There, old feelings come back to him, as he drinks ginger tea that she used to enjoy preparing. is a mid-length musical film directed by Jean-Robert Thomann, who worked on several documentaries on Taiwan's politics and culture. The film does not place moral standards on them. But it calmly shows Zhiwei gaining strength to live again from the memories that made his heart pound and others who comfort him.

Jean-Robert THOMANN
Jean-Robert Thomann is a French filmmaker. Based in Taiwan since 2020, he has directed a number of documentaries and short films related to the country, including the documentary and short film , which were screened at numerous international festivals. He has also directed the feature film , released both in Taiwan and China.
  • Wed. Oct 27, 2021


    CGV Gangneung 3


  • Fri. Oct 29, 2021


    Shinyoung Theater