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Those Homes Unaffordable

Wen is a real estate agent. He and his wife, Hsuan, plan to buy their own house for the family. To prepare their plan, they send their son, Jay, to Hsuan’s mother’s place in countryside, because they have to work hard and struggle with the soaring cost of houses and necessities in Taipei. Under the pressure of work, Wen starts to question about his perspectives on family value and the expectation of a home.

  • Guo Mao-Quan
  • Guo Mao-Quan
  • Shih Yu-Jia
  • Shu Wei Chang
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  • Ya Chun Liao
    Key Cast
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    38 minutes 18 seconds
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    January 1, 2016
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    13,000 USD
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Director Biography - Guo Mao-Quan

Guo Mao-Quan
Born in Changhua, Taiwan, Guo now majors in film at Shih Hsin University, Taipei. He dedicates himself to unfolding every hidden detail, which is worthy of disclosing in life.

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Director Statement

The gap between the salary on average and soaring cost is a contemporary issue in Taiwan. People reckon the need to engage with this issue, because it not only has an influence on material circumstances, but also closely associated with spiritual experiences of people. Those Homes Unaffordable outlines this background, and it further represents the parent-child relationship, love, work, people and space, and family values, which are also universal topics in a modern as well as urban family. People might still believe that the material goods are indispensible. But, do they really believe so when these topics are absent in a family?