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A Sun

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Powerful, mature family drama with violence, swearing.

Movie NR 2020 156 minutes
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Writer-director Chung Mong-Hong has created a gem. Stunning performances breathe life into masterfully-drawn characters in a story that is as relevant and surprising as it is emotionally satisfying. The universality of experiences and family relationships in this tale set in Taiwan are what make this multiple-award winning film especially effective. A Sun is long, but remarkably compelling. Scenes are deliberate, but never feel slow. Most viewers, in any language, will be fully engaged, rooting for these flawed, relatable, struggling people as they make their way through difficult times. Kudos to the entire production: cinematography, editing, music, and art direction are all excellent. Highly recommended for mature teens and their families.

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