TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Language: Mandarin
Year: 2012
Running Time: 110 min
SYNOPSIS

Based on true events related to the life of Taiwanese piano prodigy HUANG Yu-Siang (Siang played by himself), this is a story of inspiration, discovery and love. Born to a rural family in Taiwan unprepared for the birth of a blind son, Siang was a curious and precocious child. Touch and sound was everything to him. With the love of his mother and support of his family, he grew up with no barriers- that is until he had to face the real world as he left his family behind in order to attend university where he had to compete on the same playing field as the sighted students and to find his own way. He soon crossed paths with Jie (Sandrine Pinna), a beautiful but frustrated cold drinks vendor who dreams of being a dancer, but whose struggles against the harsh realities of her life render her helpless.  However, when she witnesses Siang’s fearless determination and understood his optimism and inner peace, she is inspired and determined to hold on to her dream. TOUCH OF THE LIGHT- a story of dreams, determination, love, and believing in yourself.

CREDITS
Director CHANG Jung-Chi
Presented by Wong Kar Wai
Production Company Jet Tone Films
Screenplay LI Nien-Hsiu
Executive Producer CHAN Ye Cheng
Executive Producer Song Dai
Producer Jacky PANG Yee Wah
Producer Hong Tat CHEUNG
Director of Photography Dylan Doyle
Edited By LI Nien-Hsiu
Production Design WU Rou-Yun
Costume Designer TENG Yu-Fang
Original Score WEN Tzu-Chieh
Original Score HUANG Yu-Siang
Presented by Block 2 Pictures Inc.
Presented by Sil-Metropole Organisation Limited
CAST
HUANG Yu-Siang as Siang
LEE Lieh as Siang’s mother
Sandrine Pinna as Jie
ADDITIONAL INFO
KNN Movie Award (Audience Award) @ Busan International Film Festival 2012
 
CHANG Jung-Chi  | director

Born in Taipei in 1980, Chang Jung-Chi received his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Applied Media Arts at the National Taiwan University of Arts. In 2006, his MY FOOTBALL SUMMER won the Best Documentary Award at the Golden Horse Awards.  In 2008, his graduation film, THE END OF THE TUNNEL, was awarded the Best Short Film at the Taipei Film Festival. TOUCH OF LIGHT is his feature debut. 

Filmography
2012 TOUCH OF THE LIGHT
2010 MAYDAY 3 DNA (as co-director)
2009 HOCKEY GO (documentary)
2008 THE END OF THE TUNNEL (short film)
2006 MY FOOTBALL SUMMER (documentary, co-director)
 
TRAILERS
 
 
PUBLICITY & REVIEWS
Film Biz Asia
22-Oct-2012
Author: Derek Elley
"Offbeat heartwarmer between a blind pianist and wannabe dancer goes the distance."
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AWARDS
Year Category Awarded By Award Result Award Recipient
2012 Fipresci Golden Horse Awards Winner
2012 Best Director Golden Horse Awards Winner CHANG Jung-Chi
2012 Audience Award Pusan Film Festival Winner
2013 Special Prize Olympia IFF for children and young people Winner CHANG Jung-Chi