Ming-shiou Tsai

Poster for the movie "American Girl"

American Girl

Uprooted from Los Angeles after her mother is stricken with breast cancer, thirteen-year-old Fen struggles to adjust to life in Taipei. As Fen navigates her way through school and reconnects with her long-separated father, her turbulent bond with her mother worsens. Fen drifts further away from her mother through a series of rebellious acts before her younger sister is misdiagnosed with SARS, pushing Fen and her mother towards a heated, long-gestating confrontation.

Moneyboys

Fei works as a “moneyboy” which earns him a lot of mon- ey since prostitution is illegal in China. It gives him a way to support his family nancially. The experienced money boy Xiaolai takes Fei under his wing. Moneyboys is part of the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes 2021.

Little Hilly

Hilly is a 10-year-old silent Taiwanese girl. Nobody cares about her depression and the pressure she suffers. Hilly hates that she always oppresses herself, and also hates the world controlled by adults. What does Hilly really want to speak to the adults?