A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. In the city, A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone thinks they are meant for each other, so do they. They fail to see time and fate are beyond their control.
Did You Know?
This film is inspired by screenwriter Wu Nien-Jen's childhood memories. It is the third installment of director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's "Coming-of-Age Trilogy" that features three prominent Taiwanese screenwriters' coming-of-age stories. The other two are A Summer at Grandpa's
(1984) (inspired by the coming-of-age story of Chu Tien-wen) and A Time to Live and a Time to Die
(1985) (inspired by the coming-of-age story of Hou Hsiao-Hsien, who is a screenwriter-turned-director). See more
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