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My Egg Boy directed by Fu Tien-Yu

My Egg Boy directed by Fu Tien-Yu
10268 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Time: Nov 19th, 7:00 pm End: Nov 19th, 9:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), East Asian Studies (FAS), Cinema, 2000-
Film Screening

The Munk School of Global Affairs presents

My Egg Boy ?????? directed by Fu Tien-Yu

Even in modern-day Taipei, women feel the societal pressure to get married and have children before the clock runs out. Thankfully, there is a solution: freeze your eggs and prolong your fertility until the right one comes along! A comical tale on freezing time for the sake of prolonging the pursuit of love, this Taiwanese comedy showcases the “smallest” actors on the big screen: frozen spermatozoa and eggs.

Evoking both smiles and tears from audience members, My Egg Boy is also a subtle social commentary. The protagonist’s experience provides a glimpse of what millions of working women struggle with: finding the balance between pursuing a career and marriage.

No one could have better portrayed the quintessential Taiwanese modern woman than Ariel Lin, a homegrown talent who earned Golden Bell Best Lead Actress awards for her impressive performance in popular Taiwanese TV series, including In Time With You (2011). Featuring Lin alongside the helplessly charismatic star Rhydian Vaughan, My Egg Boy is one of the most anticipated films from Taiwan this year.

Director’s Bio:

Fu Tien-Yu ??? obtained an MA in Media Ecology & Film from NYU. Her directorial feature debut, Somewhere I Have Never Travelled (2009), was invited to Hong Kong, Taipei, Karlovy Vary, San Francisco, and Okinawa film festivals. She has written scripts for Taiwanese directors and made several television films, documentaries and music videos.

Taiwan | 2016 | Rated 14A | 112:00 | Mandarin with English subtitles | North American Premiere Marquee
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http://www.reelasian.com/festival-events/my-egg-boy/

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