HEAVY CRAVING

DA E

By Pei-Ju HSIEH

REDIANCE - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2019

A chubby lunch lady tries to lose weight to fit in, but her craving for acceptance takes a wild turn when she loses something more important than her weight.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan IFF 2019
A Window on Asian Cinema
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2019
FIPRESCI Prize
UCLA Film & Television Archive/ Taiwan Film Biennial 2019
opening film
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2019
New Talent Award Competition
MINSK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019
competition
Hawaii International Film Festival 2019
competition
Five Flavours Asian Film Festival 2019
competition
London East Asian Film Festival LEAFF 2019
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN
    • Languages
    • CHINESE
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pei-Ju HSIEH
    • Producer(s)
    • jing WANG, E.n. LEE
    • Synopsis
    • 30 years old. Weighs 105 kilograms. Lunch lady Ying-Juan was dealt a bad hand. She works at her mother's childcare center and has a harder time fitting in than a T-Rex in a petting zoo. On her birthday, Ying-Juan's mother signs her up for a weight loss program. To earn her mom's approval, Ying-Juan reluctantly joins the class.
      But things change when Ying-Juan meets Wu, a deliveryman who bears a checkered past underneath his radiant smile. Encouraged by Wu, Ying-Juan becomes more determined to lose weight. Meanwhile, Ying-Juan discovers Xiao-Yu, a straight-A student at the childcare center, is a secret cross-dresser, and special bond begins to form between them. Just when things are getting on the right track, Ying-Juan’s passion for cooking and life seem to be fading away due to her over-aggressive diet. Bitterly, Ying-Juan finds herself standing on the brink of a meltdown, both physically and psychologically…
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