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Last Year When the Train Passed By

L'An dernier quand le train passait
Director: Huang Pang-Chuan

France, 2018, short, 17 min., Taiwanese with Lithuanian subtitles, V

What goes on behind the windows you see flashing past when you’re traveling? Film student Huang Pang-Chuan went looking for the answer. He visited the residents of houses he’d photographed from the train a year before and asked what they’d been doing at the moment the photo was taken. This produces moving, dramatic and sometimes comical stories: about loss, sadness, love and hope, of people trying to build a life and give meaning to the things that happen to them.

Awards

Nominated in Locarno International Film Festival, awarded in Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Taipei Film Festival.

About the director

Pang-chuan Huang, born in 1988, holds a degree in graphic design from National Taichung University of Science and Technology, and another in cinema and audiovisual from Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. Huang started in graphic design and photography, and then turned to cinema and video-installation.