Film Screening: No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti (I Cannot Live Without You)

Free Admission

Fri, April 20, 2012 | STUDIO 4D CMB

7:00 PM

No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti (English title: I Cannot Live Without You) is a 2009 Taiwanese film directed by Leon Dai, a professional Taiwanese actor. It was his second film as a director. This film was also selected as the official entry for 82nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Dai also acted as the co-screenwriter and editor of the film.

The story concerns a poor Hakka dock worker Li Wu Hsiung fighting to reclaim the custody of his seven-year-old girl. Unsuccessful and clinging to the faithful daughter, he threatens to jump off a bridge.

As the movie progresses, Li (played by the movie's co-screenwriter and first-time actor Chen Wen Pin) gets embroiled in bureaucratic red tape and does all he can to get his daughter back from government institutional care.

No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti was filmed entirely in black and white in digital format, then transferred to film for distribution. The film has a somewhat unconventional structure, beginning at the halfway point. It is based on a true story.

Sponsored by: Taipei Cultural and Economic Office in Houston, Center for East Asian Studies, Department of Asian Studies

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